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Economy > Oil > Proved reserves: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry is the stock of proved reserves of crude oil in barrels (bbl). Proved reserves are those quantities of petroleum which, by analysis of geological and engineering data, can be estimated with a high degree of confidence to be commercially recoverable from a given date forward, from known reservoirs and under current economic conditions.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Saudi Arabia 262.6 billion bbl 2011
2 Venezuela 211.2 billion bbl 2011
3 Canada 175.2 billion bbl 2011
4 Iran 137 billion bbl 2011
5 Iraq 115 billion bbl 2011
6 Kuwait 104 billion bbl 2011
7 United Arab Emirates 97.8 billion bbl 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 96.21 billion bbl 2011
8 Russia 60 billion bbl 2011
9 Libya 46.42 billion bbl 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 45.35 billion bbl 2011
10 Nigeria 37.2 billion bbl 2011
11 Kazakhstan 30 billion bbl 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 28.52 billion bbl 2011
12 Qatar 25.38 billion bbl 2011
13 United States 20.68 billion bbl 2011
14 China 20.35 billion bbl 2011
Religious countries average (profile) 20.12 billion bbl 2011
Muslim countries average (profile) 19.75 billion bbl 2011
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 16.68 billion bbl 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 15.94 billion bbl 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 13.99 billion bbl 2011
15 Brazil 12.86 billion bbl 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 12.38 billion bbl 2011
16 Algeria 12.2 billion bbl 2011
failed states average (profile) 10.82 billion bbl 2011
17 Mexico 10.42 billion bbl 2011
Former British colonies average (profile) 10.18 billion bbl 2011
18 Angola 9.5 billion bbl 2011
Hot countries average (profile) 8.74 billion bbl 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 8.42 billion bbl 2011
Catholic countries average (profile) 7.34 billion bbl 2011
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 7.28 billion bbl 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 7.26 billion bbl 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 7.05 billion bbl 2011
19 Azerbaijan 7 billion bbl 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 6.59 billion bbl 2011
20 Ecuador 6.51 billion bbl 2011
21 India 5.68 billion bbl 2011
22 Norway 5.67 billion bbl 2010
23 Oman 5.5 billion bbl 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 5.11 billion bbl 2011
24 Sudan 5 billion bbl 2011
Christian countries average (profile) 4.93 billion bbl 2011
25 Egypt 4.4 billion bbl 2011
26 Malaysia 4 billion bbl 2011
27 Indonesia 3.99 billion bbl 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 3.81 billion bbl 2011
Tourist destinations average (profile) 3.47 billion bbl 2010
28 Australia 3.32 billion bbl 2011
29 Yemen 3 billion bbl 2011
South and Central Asia average (profile) 2.87 billion bbl 2011
30 United Kingdom 2.86 billion bbl 2011
31 Argentina 2.5 billion bbl 2011
32 Syria 2.5 billion bbl 2011
33 Gabon 2 billion bbl 2011
34 Colombia 1.9 billion bbl 2011
Europe average (profile) 1.76 billion bbl 2011
35 Congo, Republic of the 1.6 billion bbl 2011
36 Chad 1.5 billion bbl 2011
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 1.39 billion bbl 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 1.37 billion bbl 2011
South Asia average (profile) 1.2 billion bbl 2011
=37 Equatorial Guinea 1.1 billion bbl 2011
=37 Brunei 1.1 billion bbl 2011
39 Uganda 1,000 million bbl 2010
Former French colonies average (profile) 818.07 million bbl 2011
40 Denmark 812 million bbl 2011
41 Trinidad and Tobago 728.3 million bbl 2011
42 Ghana 660 million bbl 2011
=43 Turkmenistan 600 million bbl 2011
=43 Vietnam 600 million bbl 2011
=43 Romania 600 million bbl 2011
46 Uzbekistan 594 million bbl 2011
47 East Timor 553.8 million bbl 2011
48 Peru 532.7 million bbl 2011
49 Italy 476.5 million bbl 2011
50 Bolivia 465 million bbl 2011
51 Thailand 435 million bbl 2011
52 Tunisia 425 million bbl 2011
53 Ukraine 395 million bbl 2011
54 Pakistan 313 million bbl 2011
55 Netherlands 310 million bbl 2011
56 Germany 276 million bbl 2011
57 Turkey 270.4 million bbl 2011
European Union average (profile) 214.17 million bbl 2011
58 Cameroon 200 million bbl 2011
59 Albania 199.1 million bbl 2011
60 Belarus 198 million bbl 2011
61 Democratic Republic of the Congo 180 million bbl 2011
=62 Spain 150 million bbl 2011
=62 Chile 150 million bbl 2011
64 Philippines 138.5 million bbl 2011
65 Bahrain 124.6 million bbl 2011
66 Cuba 124 million bbl 2011
67 New Zealand 112.5 million bbl 2011
=68 Mauritania 100 million bbl 2011
=68 Cote d'Ivoire 100 million bbl 2011
70 Poland 96.38 million bbl 2010
71 France 91.63 million bbl 2011
72 Papua New Guinea 88 million bbl 2011
73 Guatemala 83.07 million bbl 2011
74 Suriname 78.9 million bbl 2011
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 78.14 million bbl 2011
75 Serbia 77.5 million bbl 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 76.28 million bbl 2011
76 Croatia 71 million bbl 2011
=77 Austria 50 million bbl 2011
=77 Burma 50 million bbl 2011
79 Japan 44.12 million bbl 2011
80 Kyrgyzstan 40 million bbl 2011
81 Georgia 35 million bbl 2011
82 Bangladesh 28 million bbl 2011
83 Hungary 26.57 million bbl 2011
=84 Czech Republic 15 million bbl 2011
=84 Bulgaria 15 million bbl 2011
=84 South Africa 15 million bbl 2011
=87 Tajikistan 12 million bbl 2011
=87 Lithuania 12 million bbl 2011
89 Greece 10 million bbl 2011
90 Slovakia 9 million bbl 2011
91 Benin 8 million bbl 2011
92 Belize 6.7 million bbl 2011
93 Taiwan 2.38 million bbl 2011
94 Israel 1.94 million bbl 2011
95 Barbados 1.79 million bbl 2011
96 Jordan 1,000,000 bbl 2011
97 Morocco 680,000 bbl 2011
98 Ethiopia 430,000 bbl 2011
=99 Saint Helena 0.0 2011
=99 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0.0 2011
=99 Swaziland 0.0 2010
=99 Burkina Faso 0.0 2011
=99 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.0 2011
=99 Dominica 0.0 2011
=99 Liberia 0.0 2011
=99 Tanzania 0.0 2011
=99 Madagascar 0.0 2011
=99 South Korea 0.0 2011
=99 Afghanistan 0.0 2011
=99 Gaza Strip 0.0 2010
=99 Vanuatu 0.0 2011
=99 Nauru 0.0 2011
=99 Malawi 0.0 2011
=99 Montenegro 0.0 2011
=99 Virgin Islands 0.0 2011
=99 Dominican Republic 0.0 2011
=99 Finland 0.0 2011
=99 Central African Republic 0.0 2011
=99 Mauritius 0.0 2011
=99 Portugal 0.0 2011
=99 Turks and Caicos Islands 0.0 2011
=99 Guinea 0.0 2011
=99 Panama 0.0 2010
=99 Costa Rica 0.0 2011
=99 Luxembourg 0.0 2011
=99 American Samoa 0.0 2011
=99 Gibraltar 0.0 2011
=99 Ireland 0.0 2011
=99 El Salvador 0.0 2011
=99 Rwanda 0.0 2011
=99 Hong Kong 0.0 2011
=99 Sierra Leone 0.0 2011
=99 Moldova 0.0 2011
=99 Estonia 0.0 2011
=99 Lebanon 0.0 2011
=99 Fiji 0.0 2011
=99 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 0.0 2011
=99 Nepal 0.0 2011
=99 Maldives 0.0 2011
=99 Senegal 0.0 2011
=99 Zimbabwe 0.0 2011
=99 Republic of Macedonia 0.0 2011
=99 Paraguay 0.0 2011
=99 Botswana 0.0 2011
=99 Sao Tome and Principe 0.0 2010
=99 Cambodia 0.0 2011
=99 The Gambia 0.0 2011
=99 Aruba 0.0 2011
=99 Cape Verde 0.0 2011
=99 Slovenia 0.0 2011
=99 The Bahamas 0.0 2011
=99 Greenland 0.0 2011
=99 Niue 0.0 2011
=99 Samoa 0.0 2011
=99 Jamaica 0.0 2011
=99 West Bank 0.0 2009
=99 Macau 0.0 2011
=99 Guam 0.0 2011
=99 Lesotho 0.0 2011
=99 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.0 2011
=99 Kenya 0.0 2011
=99 Eritrea 0.0 2011
=99 Solomon Islands 0.0 2011
=99 Saint Lucia 0.0 2011
=99 Cyprus 0.0 2011
=99 Mongolia 0.0 2010
=99 Bermuda 0.0 2011
=99 Somalia 0.0 2011
=99 Laos 0.0 2011
=99 Cook Islands 0.0 2011
=99 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.0 2011
=99 Togo 0.0 2010
=99 Armenia 0.0 2011
=99 Tonga 0.0 2010
=99 Western Sahara 0.0 2011
=99 Cayman Islands 0.0 2011
=99 Sweden 0.0 2011
=99 British Virgin Islands 0.0 2011
=99 Mali 0.0 2011
=99 Tokelau 0.0 2011
=99 Latvia 0.0 2011
=99 Mozambique 0.0 2011
=99 Niger 0.0 2011
=99 Faroe Islands 0.0 2011
=99 Puerto Rico 0.0 2011
=99 Belgium 0.0 2011
=99 Kiribati 0.0 2011
=99 Haiti 0.0 2011
=99 French Polynesia 0.0 2011
=99 Guinea-Bissau 0.0 2011
=99 Switzerland 0.0 2011
=99 Grenada 0.0 2011
=99 Seychelles 0.0 2010
=99 Uruguay 0.0 2010
=99 Djibouti 0.0 2011
=99 Antigua and Barbuda 0.0 2011
=99 Burundi 0.0 2011
=99 Nicaragua 0.0 2011
=99 Bhutan 0.0 2011
=99 Malta 0.0 2011
=99 Iceland 0.0 2011
=99 Zambia 0.0 2011
=99 Montserrat 0.0 2011
=99 New Caledonia 0.0 2011
=99 North Korea 0.0 2011
=99 Guyana 0.0 2011
=99 Honduras 0.0 2011
=99 Singapore 0.0 2011
=99 Sri Lanka 0.0 2011
=99 Namibia 0.0 2011
=99 Comoros 0.0 2011

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Oil > Proved reserves. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Oil/Proved-reserves

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