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Title Appropriation of Oil Resources of the Continental Shelf of Nigeria
Reference CO 1029/256
Collection Records of the Colonial Office, Commonwealth and Foreign and Commonwealth Offices, Empire Marketing Board, and related bodies
Library The National Archives
Date 1957-1959
Description These documents include correspondence regarding the application by BP and Shell to explore and extract oil from the continental shelf on the Nigerian coast. The territorial, legal and political issues are discussed in depth.
Document Type Report, Correspondence, Manuscript
Primary Commodity Oil
Theme Exploration and Discovery; Cultivation
Keywords drilling, empire, fuel, gasoline, geography, geology, government, hydrocarbon exploration, minerals, mining, oil well, petroleum
Region Africa, Europe, North America
Places Nigeria; UK; USA, Louisiana
Company or Organisation BP; Shell Oil Company
Copyright The National Archives