Oil affairs in United Arab Emirates

FCO 8/3149 1978 Jan 01 - 1978 Dec 31

This file concerns oil affairs in the UAE. It contains correspondence relating to:

  • A meeting between Dr Mahmoud Hamra-Krouha and the Ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the subsequent decision to cut back oil production
  • Oil production in Dubai during 1977
  • The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's (ADNOC) denial of oil buy-back to British Petroleum (BP)
  • The cessation of oil exploration at Ras Al Khaimah
  • A preliminary agreement between the Government of Dubai, Houston Oil and Gas and South East Drilling Company (SEDCO) for a part of the concession areas relinquished by Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company in 1977
  • the activities of Cluff Oil Limited
  • The production of oil by the Dubai Petroleum Company
  • The conflicting reports concerning the discovery of oil at Sunaina by the Quintana Petroleum Company
  • A dispatch from A D Harris on ADNOC and Dr Krouha
  • 'Industrial Developments in the Petroleum-Gas Sector - Ruwais-Jabal Dhanna'
  • The development of the Upper Zakum Oil Field by Zakum Development Company (ZADCO)
  • An agreement between ADNOC, Shell, Compagnie française des pétroles and Parxte on the export of natural gas from the onshore oilfields of Abu Dhabi
  • The operations of Crescent Petroleum on behalf of Buttes Gas and Oil Company in Sharjah
  • An interview with UAE Minister of Petroleum Mana Saeed Al Otaiba in Al Mustaqbal
  • The possible implication of Bechtel Corporation in payments to an employee of ADNOC
  • The approval of Sheikh Tahnoun Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan for Abu Dhabi Company for On-Shore Petroleum Operations (ADCO) to operate the onshore fields in Abu Dhabi
  • The translation of Law No. 8 of Abu Dhabi on the Conservation of Petroleum Resources
  • An agreement between Mohammad Musa and Sheikh Suroor Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Arab Economic Development to develop the fields in Dhofar