Oil: Dubai

FO 371/179936 1965

This file contains correspondence relating to:

  • Western limit of the Dubai Marine Areas concession that Britain plans to give to the Continental Oil Company and the recommendation that the Ruler of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Shakhbut Bin Sultan Al Nahyan not be approached about Abu Dhabi's frontier with Dubai without the Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum receiving equal treatment (1)
  • Recommendation that HMG takes a firm stand on the Ras Hasian line and make another approach to Sheikh Rashid when the Dubai Petroleum Company want to start drilling (2)
  • Sheikh Shakhbut's acceptance of a line north-west from Ras Hasian as the Abu Dhabi-Dubai seabed boundary (3)
  • Approved request by the Dubai Petroleum Company for authority to drill an exploratory well under its offshore concession. It includes an illustrative map (4)
  • Approved request by the Dubai Petroleum Company to drill the structure just outside the operating limit in the northwest corner of its concession and the suggestion that HMG could use this to pressure Sheikh Rashid to accept Ras Hasian as the common terminal point for the land and sea frontiers with Abu Dhabi (5)