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File 2794/1921 Pt 16 'Persian Gulf: Oil Bahrain. Calibration of Tanks and measurement of oil.' [‎5r] (9/358)

The record is made up of 1 file (177 folios). It was created in 1934-1942. It was written in English. 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 Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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THE BAHRAIN PETROLEUM COMPASY LIMITED.
Bahrain Island, Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. .
5th April, 1942.
ROYALTY MEASUREMENTS .
His Britannic Majesty's 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. ,
BAHRAIN.
Dear Sir,
The accounting procedure followed by the Bahrain
Petroleum Company Limited for the purpose oi making royalty
computations is in accordance with Article 7 of the Lease
dated 29th December, 1934. However, in formal correspond
ence during the years 1934 and 1935 between the then Chief
Local Representative 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. , it was agreed
that -
(a) - All volume corrections to 60°F• are to be made
in accordance with the complete tables
in Unite! States Department of Commerce , National
Bureau of Standards, Cir cular Noa154 .
(b) - No abridged tables are to be used in connection
with royalty computations.
The correspondence referred to does not disclose a
Qualification that superseding issues of the Volume Correc
tion Tables of Circular No. 154 (issued May 29, 1924) would
be used when issued.
A superseding issue of the unabridged tables was
issued by the united States Department of Commerce, National
Bureau of Standards, March 4, 1936 and is incorporated in
their Circular C-410, a copy of which is enclosed herewith.
A comparison of the tables of the two circulars reveals that
the tables of tne superseding issue are exactly the same
as those in Circular No.154, except that the tables have
been broadened to cover a wider range of products, e.g., the
former volume correction tables covered a range of oils
from 10° to 99 0 API gravity, whereas the tables incgrporated
in Circular C-410 cover a range of oil from 0 jo
gravity. That the tables are the sane except that they
have been broadened is confirmed by a letter from the United
States Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards,
dated October 12, 1940, photostatic copies of which are
attached.
As petroleum by-products involved in royalty
computations include from time to time oy—products having
a gravity below Kr API, it is necessary for consistency
and to facilitate making the royalty calculations that the
tables appearing in Circular 0—410 be used. However, as
formal approval was obtained for the use of the tables in
Circular No.154, the Company considers it appropriate that
formal approval be obtained for the substitution of the
tables in Circular C-410 for use in royalty computations in
lieu of the tables appearing in Circular No.154.
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The file comprises telegrams, despatches, correspondence, memoranda, and notes relating to the calibration and measurement of the oil storage tanks of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited in order to assess royalties due to the lessors.

Included in the file is a technical plan: 'Diagram of Sitra Terminal Tank Link-Up' (folio 38).

The principal correspondents in the file are: an official of the 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. (John Gilbert Laithwaite); 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. , Bahrain; and Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited (Hamilton R Ballantyne).

The file includes a divider which gives the subject number, the year the subject file was opened, the subject heading, and a list of correspondence references by year. This is placed at the back of the correspondence.

Extent and format
1 file (177 folios)
Arrangement

The papers are arranged in approximate chronological order from the rear to the front of the file.

The subject 2794 ( Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. : Oil) consists of seventeen files and volumes, IOR/L/PS/10/989-1005. The files and volumes are divided into eighteen parts as follows: parts 1 and 2 comprise one volume; part 3 comprises the second volume; part 3A comprises the third volume; part 3B comprises the fourth volume; part 4 comprises the fifth volume; parts 5 and 5A comprise the sixth volume; part 6 comprises the seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth files and volumes; parts 7, 8 and 9 comprise the eleventh volume; part 10 comprises the twelfth file; part 12 comprises the thirteenth file; part 14 comprises the fourteenth volume, part 15 comprises the fifteenth volume; part 16 comprises the sixteenth file; part 17 comprises the seventeenth volume. There are no parts 11 and 13.

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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the inside front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 178; 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. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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