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Energy > Crude 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 Venezuela 297.6 billion bbl 2013
2 Saudi Arabia 267.9 billion bbl 2013
3 Canada 173.1 billion bbl 2013
4 Iran 154.6 billion bbl 2013
5 Iraq 141.4 billion bbl 2013
OPEC countries average (profile) 108.78 billion bbl 2013
6 Kuwait 104 billion bbl 2013
7 United Arab Emirates 97.8 billion bbl 2013
8 Russia 80 billion bbl 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 48.18 billion bbl 2013
9 Libya 48.01 billion bbl 2013
10 Nigeria 37.2 billion bbl 2013
11 Kazakhstan 30 billion bbl 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 28.26 billion bbl 2013
12 China 25.58 billion bbl 2013
13 Qatar 25.38 billion bbl 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 21.75 billion bbl 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 21.71 billion bbl 2013
14 United States 20.68 billion bbl 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 18.67 billion bbl 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 17.68 billion bbl 2013
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 17.33 billion bbl 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 17.03 billion bbl 2013
15 Brazil 13.15 billion bbl 2013
failed states average (profile) 12.58 billion bbl 2013
16 Algeria 12.2 billion bbl 2013
17 Angola 10.47 billion bbl 2013
18 Mexico 10.26 billion bbl 2013
Former British colonies average (profile) 10.02 billion bbl 2013
Hot countries average (profile) 9.91 billion bbl 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 9.89 billion bbl 2013
19 Ecuador 8.24 billion bbl 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 8.03 billion bbl 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 7.93 billion bbl 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 7.8 billion bbl 2013
20 Azerbaijan 7 billion bbl 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 6.07 billion bbl 2013
21 Oman 5.5 billion bbl 2013
22 India 5.48 billion bbl 2013
23 Norway 5.37 billion bbl 2010
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 5.23 billion bbl 2013
=24 Vietnam 4.4 billion bbl 2013
=24 Egypt 4.4 billion bbl 2013
26 Indonesia 4.03 billion bbl 2013
27 Malaysia 4 billion bbl 2013
28 South Sudan 3.75 billion bbl 2013
29 United Kingdom 3.12 billion bbl 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 3.08 billion bbl 2013
30 Yemen 3 billion bbl 2013
31 Argentina 2.81 billion bbl 2013
=32 Syria 2.5 billion bbl 2013
=32 Uganda 2.5 billion bbl 2010
34 Colombia 2.2 billion bbl 2013
35 Gabon 2 billion bbl 2013
36 Congo, Republic of the 1.6 billion bbl 2013
37 Chad 1.5 billion bbl 2013
South Asia average (profile) 1.44 billion bbl 2013
38 Australia 1.43 billion bbl 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 1.36 billion bbl 2013
39 Sudan 1.25 billion bbl 2013
=40 Equatorial Guinea 1.1 billion bbl 2013
=40 Brunei 1.1 billion bbl 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 973.07 million bbl 2013
42 Denmark 805 million bbl 2013
43 Trinidad and Tobago 728.3 million bbl 2013
44 Ghana 660 million bbl 2013
=45 Turkmenistan 600 million bbl 2013
=45 Romania 600 million bbl 2013
47 Uzbekistan 594 million bbl 2013
48 Peru 579.2 million bbl 2013
49 Italy 521.3 million bbl 2013
50 Thailand 453.3 million bbl 2013
51 Tunisia 425 million bbl 2013
52 Ukraine 395 million bbl 2013
53 Turkey 270.4 million bbl 2013
54 Germany 254.2 million bbl 2013
European Union average (profile) 247.54 million bbl 2013
55 Pakistan 247.5 million bbl 2013
56 Netherlands 243.9 million bbl 2013
57 Bolivia 209.8 million bbl 2013
58 Cameroon 200 million bbl 2013
59 Belarus 198 million bbl 2013
60 Democratic Republic of the Congo 180 million bbl 2013
61 Albania 172.4 million bbl 2013
62 Poland 156.5 million bbl 2010
63 Papua New Guinea 154.3 million bbl 2013
=64 Spain 150 million bbl 2013
=64 Chile 150 million bbl 2013
66 Philippines 138.5 million bbl 2013
67 Bahrain 124.6 million bbl 2013
68 Cuba 124 million bbl 2013
69 Cote d'Ivoire 100 million bbl 2013
70 Afghanistan 87 million bbl 2012
71 France 85.18 million bbl 2013
72 Austria 85 million bbl 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 84.91 million bbl 2013
73 Guatemala 83.07 million bbl 2013
74 New Zealand 81.4 million bbl 2013
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 78.14 million bbl 2012
75 Serbia 77.5 million bbl 2013
76 Suriname 76.8 million bbl 2013
77 Croatia 71 million bbl 2013
78 Burma 50 million bbl 2013
79 Japan 44.12 million bbl 2013
80 Kyrgyzstan 40 million bbl 2013
81 Georgia 35 million bbl 2013
82 Bangladesh 28 million bbl 2013
83 Hungary 27.32 million bbl 2013
84 Mauritania 20 million bbl 2013
=85 Czech Republic 15 million bbl 2013
=85 Bulgaria 15 million bbl 2013
=85 South Africa 15 million bbl 2013
=88 Tajikistan 12 million bbl 2013
=88 Lithuania 12 million bbl 2013
90 Israel 11.5 million bbl 2013
91 Greece 10 million bbl 2013
92 Slovakia 9 million bbl 2013
93 Benin 8 million bbl 2013
94 Belize 6.7 million bbl 2013
95 Taiwan 2.38 million bbl 2013
96 Barbados 2.26 million bbl 2013
97 Jordan 1,000,000 bbl 2013
98 Morocco 680,000 bbl 2013
99 Ethiopia 430,000 bbl 2013
=100 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 0.0 2013
=100 East Timor 0.0 2013
=100 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0.0 2013
=100 Swaziland 0.0 2010
=100 Burkina Faso 0.0 2013
=100 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.0 2013
=100 Dominica 0.0 2013
=100 Liberia 0.0 2013
=100 Tanzania 0.0 2013
=100 Madagascar 0.0 2013
=100 Gaza Strip 0.0 2010
=100 Vanuatu 0.0 2013
=100 Nauru 0.0 2013
=100 Malawi 0.0 2013
=100 Montenegro 0.0 2012
=100 Virgin Islands 0.0 2013
=100 Dominican Republic 0.0 2013
=100 Finland 0.0 2013
=100 Central African Republic 0.0 2013
=100 Mauritius 0.0 2013
=100 Turks and Caicos Islands 0.0 2013
=100 Guinea 0.0 2013
=100 Panama 0.0 2010
=100 Costa Rica 0.0 2013
=100 Luxembourg 0.0 2013
=100 American Samoa 0.0 2013
=100 Gibraltar 0.0 2013
=100 Ireland 0.0 2013
=100 El Salvador 0.0 2013
=100 Rwanda 0.0 2013
=100 Hong Kong 0.0 2013
=100 Sierra Leone 0.0 2013
=100 Moldova 0.0 2013
=100 Estonia 0.0 2013
=100 Lebanon 0.0 2013
=100 Fiji 0.0 2013
=100 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 0.0 2013
=100 Nepal 0.0 2013
=100 Maldives 0.0 2013
=100 Senegal 0.0 2013
=100 Zimbabwe 0.0 2013
=100 Republic of Macedonia 0.0 2013
=100 Paraguay 0.0 2013
=100 Botswana 0.0 2013
=100 Sao Tome and Principe 0.0 2010
=100 Cambodia 0.0 2013
=100 The Gambia 0.0 2013
=100 Aruba 0.0 2013
=100 Cape Verde 0.0 2013
=100 The Bahamas 0.0 2013
=100 Greenland 0.0 2013
=100 Niue 0.0 2013
=100 Samoa 0.0 2013
=100 Jamaica 0.0 2013
=100 West Bank 0.0 2009
=100 Macau 0.0 2013
=100 Guam 0.0 2013
=100 Lesotho 0.0 2013
=100 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.0 2013
=100 Kenya 0.0 2013
=100 Eritrea 0.0 2013
=100 Solomon Islands 0.0 2013
=100 Saint Lucia 0.0 2013
=100 Cyprus 0.0 2013
=100 Bermuda 0.0 2013
=100 Somalia 0.0 2013
=100 Laos 0.0 2013
=100 Cook Islands 0.0 2013
=100 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.0 2013
=100 Togo 0.0 2013
=100 Armenia 0.0 2013
=100 Tonga 0.0 2010
=100 Western Sahara 0.0 2013
=100 Cayman Islands 0.0 2013
=100 Sweden 0.0 2013
=100 British Virgin Islands 0.0 2013
=100 Mali 0.0 2013
=100 Tokelau 0.0 2013
=100 Latvia 0.0 2013
=100 Mozambique 0.0 2013
=100 Faroe Islands 0.0 2013
=100 Puerto Rico 0.0 2013
=100 Belgium 0.0 2013
=100 Kiribati 0.0 2013
=100 Haiti 0.0 2013
=100 French Polynesia 0.0 2013
=100 Guinea-Bissau 0.0 2013
=100 Switzerland 0.0 2013
=100 Grenada 0.0 2013
=100 Seychelles 0.0 2010
=100 Uruguay 0.0 2009
=100 Djibouti 0.0 2013
=100 Antigua and Barbuda 0.0 2013
=100 Burundi 0.0 2013
=100 Nicaragua 0.0 2013
=100 Bhutan 0.0 2013
=100 Malta 0.0 2013
=100 Iceland 0.0 2013
=100 Zambia 0.0 2013
=100 Montserrat 0.0 2013
=100 New Caledonia 0.0 2013
=100 North Korea 0.0 2013
=100 Guyana 0.0 2013
=100 Honduras 0.0 2013
=100 Singapore 0.0 2013
=100 Sri Lanka 0.0 2013
=100 Namibia 0.0 2013
=100 Comoros 0.0 2013

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"Countries Compared by Energy > Crude 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/Energy/Crude-oil/Proved-reserves

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