FO 371/168946 1963

This file relates to oil development in the Trucial States. It contains correspondence concerning:

  • Partnership between Dubai Marine Areas Limited (DUMA) and the Dubai Petroleum Company (DPC) over the Dubai offshore area; political agreements [enclosed] between HMG, DUMA and DPC, including certificates and signatures; the seeking of the Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum’s concurrence on the political agreements (101, 107-108, 113)
  • Chart of Dubai’s boundaries [not enclosed] (102)
  • Request from the War Office for a rough estimate of cost for a DD survey MIDEAST to the Headquarters of Land Forces Persian Gulf (HQ LFPG) and additional labour and transport (103)
  • Discussion between the Managing Director of the Iraq Petroleum Company (IPC) Mr Dalley, John Page and W H T Luce on Abu Dhabi Petroleum Company’s (ADPC) affairs and the royalties the Ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Shakhbut Bin Sultan Al Nahyan expects from oil production (104-105)
  • Map of ADPC’s gravity surveys in southern Abu Dhabi [enclosed] (106)
  • W Angie Smith’s information about John W Mecom’s drilling plans in the Trucial States (109)
  • Report on the first export of oil from ADPC’s oil field at Murban on 15 December 1963 (110)
  • Ras Al Khaimah oil concession, including Frank M Tye’s company’s interest; the offer [enclosed] from David Skory of the Southern Natural Gas Company of Delaware (111)
  • Article in the Financial Times [enclosed] on the probable effects of oil exploitation upon Abu Dhabi (112)
  • Article from a Houston newspaper [enclosed] about the arrest of James E Lofland over land deals (115)