FO 371/168945 1963

This file concerns oil affairs in the Gulf. It contains correspondence on:

  • Acquisition by Dubai Petroleum Company Limited (DPC) of a half share in the Dubai offshore concession (82)
  • Negotiations of Frank M Tye with the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi for the offshore concession area. It includes a draft oil concession agreement along with proposed amendments (81, 88); the question of the precise limits of the Ras Al Khaimah offshore concession area (83); Tye's disagreement with the Ruler's legal consultant Ballantyne and Miller over certain conditions in the concession agreement (84, 90, 94, 98); the calling off of the deal by Tye (100)
  • Request for information about the operations of Abu Dhabi Petroleum Company Limited in the southern part of their Abu Dhabi concession between 1955 and 1960 (85)
  • Letter of agreement, dated 28 August 1963, between DPC and Dubai Marine Areas Limited, regarding the formation of a partnership for operating in the Dubai offshore concession (86)
  • Boundary dispute between Dubai and Sharjah (87, 95)
  • Copy of a letter from the Ruler of Umm Al Quwain Sheikh Ahmad Bin Rashid Al Mu'alla stating his approval of the political agreement between HMG and John W Mecom, along with letters from the Rulers of Sharjah and Ajman (89)
  • Relations of ADPC with the Ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Shakhbut Bin Sultan Al Nahyan (91, 93)
  • John W Mecom's assignment to the Pure Oil Company of an undivided half-interest in the oil concessions in Ajman, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain (92)
  • Interest from Heseldin in discussing both the onshore and offshore concessions in Ras Al Khaimah (96-97)
  • Question of the extent of Dubai's territorial waters (99)