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OIL MEN, TERRITORIAL AMBITIONS AND POLITICAL AGENTS.: FROM PEARLS TO OIL IN THE TRUCIAL STATES OF THE GULF (2 VOLUMES)

9783959940641
Publisher: Gerlach Press
 
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Format: Book- Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783959940641
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Author: David Heard
Publication Date: 01-Apr-2019
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“Oil Men“ represents a unique resource for the student of the challenges, both physical and political, of oil prospecting in a region with no infrastructure and no formal boundaries between local power bases. The book charts the slow and unexpected transformation of the emirates from poverty to undreamed of wealth.

Detailed coverage with extensive access to primary sources describes the frequently tortuous negotiations between oil companies, sheikhs and regional political agents, all of whom sought to protect their different vested interests.

The author has had full access to company records which are quoted throughout, including progress reports, minutes of meetings, telegrams and other primary sources, which are collected in full in Volume 2.

Content

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Petroleum Development (Trucial Coast) Before and During the War Years
  • Chapter 2. Don’t Shoot the Geologist
  • Chapter 3. Adventures in the Sultanate of Oman
  • Chapter 4. Turbulent Times
  • Chapter 5. Drilling at Last
  • Chapter 6. The Continental Shelf
  • Chapter 7. Activity on the Borderline
  • Chapter 8. Exit Superior. Enter AIOC (BP) – D’Arcy
  • Chapter 9. The Buraimi Oases
  • Chapter 10. The Liwa Oases
  • Chapter 11. The Return to Drilling
  • Chapter 12. The Lion is Provoked
  • Epilogue
  • Time line
  • The Maps
  • The Photographs
  • Bibliography
  • Appendices Chapters 1-12