Continental Shelf Boundary:

Iran - United Arab Emirates (Dubai)

The Imperial Government of Iran and the Government of the State of the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) signed an agreement on August 31, 1974, regarding the delimitation of their continental shelf boundary. The agreement was ratified by Iran on March 15, 1975, but it has yet to be ratified by the U.A.E. Neither government is a party to the 1958 Geneva Convention on the Continental Shelf.
The Agreement Concerning the Boundary Line Dividing Parts of the Continental Shelf Between Iran and the United Arab Emirates states that:
The Government of the State of U.A.E and the Imperial Government of Iran desirous of establishing in a just, equitable and precise manner the boundary line between the respective areas of continental shelf over which they have sovereign rights in accordance with international law,
Have agreed as follows:

Article 1
The boundary line dividing the continental shelf lying between the territory of U.A.E. on one side and that of Iran on the other side, except in the vicinity of Sirri Island, shall consist of geodetic lines between the following points:
Point 1: 54
05'16" long. East 2538'13" lat. North to
Point 2: 54
26'18" long. East 2539'55" lat. North to
Point 3: 54
30'25" long. East 2541'35" lat. North From this point the boundary line coincides with the southern 12-mile limit of the territorial waters of the Sirri Island: to
Point 4: 54
44'50" long. East 2547'20" lat. to
Point 5: 54
45'07" long. East 2547'30" lat. North

Article 2
If any single geological Petroleum structure or Petroleum field, or any single geological structure or field of any other mineral deposit extends across the boundary line set out in Article (1) of this Agreement and the part of such structure of field which is situated on one side of that Boundary line could be exploited wholly or in part by directional drilling from the other side of the Boundary line then:
(a) No well shall be drilled on either side of the Boundary line as set out in Article (1) so that any producing section thereof is less than 125 meters from the said Boundary line, except by mutual agreement between the two Governments.
(b) Both Governments shall endeavour to reach agreement as to be the manner in which the operations on both sides of the Boundary line could be coordinated or unitised.

Article 3
The Boundary line referred to in Article (1) herein has been illustrated on the British Admiralty Chart No: 2837 which is annexed to this Agreement.

Article 4
Nothing in this Agreement shall affect the status of the superajacent [sic] waters or airspace above any party of the Continental Shelf.

Article 5
(a) This Agreement shall be ratified and the instruments of ratification shall be exchanged at......................as soon as possible.
(b) This Agreement shall enter into force on the date of the exchange of instruments of ratification.
In witness thereof the Undersigned being duly authorized by their respective Governments, have signed the present Agreement.
Done in duplicate at Tehran the 24 Rajab 1394 corresponding to the 13 August 1974 in the Arabic, Persian, and English languages, all texts being equally authoritative.
For the State of U.A.E. For the Imperial Government of Iran

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