'File 39/24 Seabed concession, Qatar' [34r] (67/104)
The record is made up of 1 file (50 folios). It was created in 23 Dec 1947-17 Dec 1950. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.
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Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
No.C/R-513. 30th September, 1950.
I enclose a copy of a letter I have
received from Jacomb about the Superior Oil
Company’s operations in Qatar,
2. I propose to reply to his paragraph 7,
if you see no objection, that the channels of
coonunication proposed are probably the best
to be expected under the present circumstances,
in view of the lack of a Chief Local Representa
tive in Doha. I consider that Garrett will
keep us fully informed of all that goes on
between him and Saleh al Mani* or Plant; in
this respect Superior have proved themselves
more co-operative so fer than P.C.L, Inci
dentally, I have informed Garrett that he is
unlikely to find anyone suitable for the posi
tion of C.L.R. here, and that in view of the
importance of the post it would be better to
recruit someone in England after making sure
that he has all the exacting requirements,
including really fluent Arabic.
L.A.G, Pinhey, Esq.,
The Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. ,
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The file contains correspondence, mostly in English and Arabic, between the Ruler of Qatar, Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī (from August 1949 Shaikh ‘Alī bin ‘Abdullāh Āl Thānī); the Ruler of Bahrain, Shaikh Salmān bin Ḥamad Āl Khalīfah; the Adviser to the Government of Bahrain and the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Bahrain; regarding the jurisdiction over the seabed adjacent to the coastline, for the purpose of oil drilling offshore. The papers include a dispute between the Ruler of Qatar and Petroleum Development Qatar Ltd on the interpretation of the oil concession with regard to the Qatar coastal waters and Decision of Arbitrators (folios 13-19).
The file also contains correspondence with the Ruler of Qatar and Superior Oil Company, concerning the Company’s request for permission to drill in the shoals represented on folio 41, and considering claims of the Ruler of Bahrain over the same shoals.
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Foliation: the main foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the back cover with 52; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional incomplete foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 2-51; these numbers are written in a combination of pencil and ink, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.
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