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Energy > 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 ArabiaSaudi Arabia 264.6 billion bbl 2010
2 CanadaCanada 175.2 billion bbl 2010
3 IranIran 137.6 billion bbl 2010
4 IraqIraq 115 billion bbl 2010
5 KuwaitKuwait 104 billion bbl 2010
6 United Arab EmiratesUAE 97.8 billion bbl 2010
7 VenezuelaVenezuela 97.77 billion bbl 2010
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 86.69 billion bbl 2010
8 RussiaRussia 74.2 billion bbl 2009
9 LibyaLibya 47 billion bbl 2010
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 45.61 billion bbl 2010
10 NigeriaNigeria 37.5 billion bbl 2010
11 KazakhstanKazakhstan 30 billion bbl 2010
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 28.32 billion bbl 2010
12 QatarQatar 25.41 billion bbl 2010
Religious countries averageReligious countries average 21.13 billion bbl 2010
13 ChinaChina 20.35 billion bbl 2010
Muslim countries averageMuslim countries average 19.87 billion bbl 2010
14 United StatesUnited States 19.12 billion bbl 2010
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 16.24 billion bbl 2010
15 AngolaAngola 13.5 billion bbl 2010
16 AlgeriaAlgeria 13.42 billion bbl 2010
17 BrazilBrazil 13.2 billion bbl 2010
18 MexicoMexico 12.42 billion bbl 2010
Failed states averageFailed states average 10.99 billion bbl 2010
Former British colonies averageFormer British colonies average 9.76 billion bbl 2010
Hot countries averageHot countries average 7.5 billion bbl 2010
19 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 7 billion bbl 2010
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 7 billion bbl 2010
NATO countries averageNATO average 6.98 billion bbl 2010
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 6.83 billion bbl 2010
20 SudanSudan 6.8 billion bbl 2010
21 NorwayNorway 6.68 billion bbl 2010
22 EcuadorEcuador 6.54 billion bbl 2010
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 6.18 billion bbl 2010
23 IndiaIndia 5.8 billion bbl 2010
24 OmanOman 5.5 billion bbl 2010
25 European UnionEuropean Union 5.45 billion bbl 2010
Heavily indebted countries averageHeavily indebted countries average 5 billion bbl 2010
26 VietnamVietnam 4.7 billion bbl 2010
27 EgyptEgypt 4.3 billion bbl 2010
28 IndonesiaIndonesia 4.05 billion bbl 2010
Catholic countries averageCatholic countries average 3.83 billion bbl 2010
Christian countries averageChristian countries average 3.8 billion bbl 2010
Latin America and Caribbean averageLatin America and Caribbean average 3.79 billion bbl 2010
29 AustraliaAustralia 3.32 billion bbl 2010
30 YemenYemen 3.16 billion bbl 2010
31 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 3.08 billion bbl 2010
32 MalaysiaMalaysia 2.9 billion bbl 2010
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average 2.89 billion bbl 2010
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 2.78 billion bbl 2010
33 SyriaSyria 2.5 billion bbl 2010
34 ArgentinaArgentina 2.39 billion bbl 2010
35 GabonGabon 2 billion bbl 2010
36 ColombiaColombia 1.9 billion bbl 2010
37 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 1.6 billion bbl 2010
38 ChadChad 1.5 billion bbl 2010
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average 1.34 billion bbl 2010
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 1.25 billion bbl 2010
39 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 1.1 billion bbl 2010
40 BruneiBrunei 1.1 billion bbl 2010
41 DenmarkDenmark 1.06 billion bbl 2010
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 1.05 billion bbl 2010
42 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 728.3 million bbl 2010
43 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 600 million bbl 2010
44 RomaniaRomania 600 million bbl 2010
45 UzbekistanUzbekistan 594 million bbl 2010
46 East TimorEast Timor 553.8 million bbl 2008
47 PeruPeru 470.8 million bbl 2010
48 BoliviaBolivia 465 million bbl 2010
49 PakistanPakistan 436.2 million bbl 2010
50 ThailandThailand 430 million bbl 2010
51 TunisiaTunisia 425 million bbl 2010
52 ItalyItaly 423.7 million bbl 2010
53 UkraineUkraine 395 million bbl 2010
54 GermanyGermany 276 million bbl 2010
55 TurkeyTurkey 262.2 million bbl 2010
56 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 250 million bbl 2010
European Union averageEuropean Union average 227.45 million bbl 2010
57 CameroonCameroon 200 million bbl 2010
58 AlbaniaAlbania 199.1 million bbl 2010
59 BelarusBelarus 198 million bbl 2010
60 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 180 million bbl 2010
61 CubaCuba 178.9 million bbl 2010
62 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 170 million bbl 2010
63 PhilippinesPhilippines 168 million bbl 2010
64 SpainSpain 150 million bbl 2010
65 ChileChile 150 million bbl 2010
66 BahrainBahrain 124.6 million bbl 2010
67 FranceFrance 101.2 million bbl 2010
68 NetherlandsNetherlands 100 million bbl 2010
69 MoroccoMorocco 100 million bbl 2010
70 MauritaniaMauritania 100 million bbl 2010
71 PolandPoland 96.38 million bbl 2010
72 AustriaAustria 89 million bbl 2010
73 GuatemalaGuatemala 83.07 million bbl 2010
74 SurinameSuriname 79.6 million bbl 2010
75 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 77.5 million bbl 2010
76 CroatiaCroatia 73.35 million bbl 2010
Eurozone averageEurozone average 68.17 million bbl 2010
77 New ZealandNew Zealand 60 million bbl 2010
78 BurmaBurma 50 million bbl 2010
79 JapanJapan 44.12 million bbl 2010
80 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 40 million bbl 2010
81 GeorgiaGeorgia 35 million bbl 2010
82 BangladeshBangladesh 28 million bbl 2010
83 HungaryHungary 26.57 million bbl 2010
84 GhanaGhana 15 million bbl 2010
85 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 15 million bbl 2010
86 BulgariaBulgaria 15 million bbl 2010
87 South AfricaSouth Africa 15 million bbl 2010
88 TajikistanTajikistan 12 million bbl 2010
89 LithuaniaLithuania 12 million bbl 2010
90 GreeceGreece 10 million bbl 2010
91 SlovakiaSlovakia 9 million bbl 2010
92 BeninBenin 8 million bbl 2010
93 BelizeBelize 6.7 million bbl 2010
94 TaiwanTaiwan 2.8 million bbl 2010
95 IsraelIsrael 1.94 million bbl 2010
96 BarbadosBarbados 1.79 million bbl 2010
97 JordanJordan 1,000,000 bbl 2010
98 EthiopiaEthiopia 430,000 bbl 2010
99 Saint Pierre and MiquelonSt Pierre+ 0.0 2010
100 SwazilandSwaziland 0.0 2010
101 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 0.0 2010
102 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 0.0 2010
103 DominicaDominica 0.0 2010
104 LiberiaLiberia 0.0 2010
105 TanzaniaTanzania 0.0 2010
106 MadagascarMadagascar 0.0 2010
107 South KoreaSouth Korea 0.0 2010
108 AfghanistanAfghanistan 0.0 2010
109 VanuatuVanuatu 0.0 2010
110 NauruNauru 0.0 2010
111 MalawiMalawi 0.0 2010
112 Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands 0.0 2010
113 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 0.0 2010
114 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 0.0 2010
115 MauritiusMauritius 0.0 2010
116 PortugalPortugal 0.0 2010
117 Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks+ 0.0 2010
118 GuineaGuinea 0.0 2010
119 PanamaPanama 0.0 2010
120 Costa RicaCosta Rica 0.0 2010
121 LuxembourgLuxembourg 0.0 2010
122 American SamoaAmerican Samoa 0.0 2010
123 GibraltarGibraltar 0.0 2010
124 IrelandIreland 0.0 2010
125 El SalvadorEl Salvador 0.0 2010
126 RwandaRwanda 0.0 2010
127 Hong KongHong Kong 0.0 2010
128 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 0.0 2010
129 MoldovaMoldova 0.0 2010
130 EstoniaEstonia 0.0 2010
131 LebanonLebanon 0.0 2010
132 FijiFiji 0.0 2010
133 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)Falklands 0.0 2010
134 NepalNepal 0.0 2010
135 MaldivesMaldives 0.0 2010
136 SenegalSenegal 0.0 2010
137 ZimbabweZimbabwe 0.0 2010
138 ParaguayParaguay 0.0 2010
139 BotswanaBotswana 0.0 2010
140 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ 0.0 2010
141 CambodiaCambodia 0.0 2010
142 The GambiaThe Gambia 0.0 2010
143 ArubaAruba 0.0 2010
144 Cape VerdeCape Verde 0.0 2010
145 SloveniaSlovenia 0.0 2010
146 The BahamasThe Bahamas 0.0 2010
147 NiueNiue 0.0 2010
148 SamoaSamoa 0.0 2010
149 JamaicaJamaica 0.0 2010
150 MacauMacau 0.0 2010
151 GuamGuam 0.0 2010
152 LesothoLesotho 0.0 2010
153 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ 0.0 2010
154 KenyaKenya 0.0 2010
155 EritreaEritrea 0.0 2010
156 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 0.0 2010
157 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 0.0 2010
158 CyprusCyprus 0.0 2010
159 BermudaBermuda 0.0 2010
160 SomaliaSomalia 0.0 2010
161 Cook IslandsCook Islands 0.0 2010
162 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ 0.0 2010
163 TogoTogo 0.0 2010
164 ArmeniaArmenia 0.0 2010
165 TongaTonga 0.0 2010
166 Cayman IslandsCayman Islands 0.0 2010
167 SwedenSweden 0.0 2010
168 British Virgin IslandsBrit. Virgin Isl. 0.0 2010
169 MaliMali 0.0 2010
170 LatviaLatvia 0.0 2010
171 MozambiqueMozambique 0.0 2010
172 UgandaUganda 0.0 2010
173 NigerNiger 0.0 2010
174 Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands 0.0 2010
175 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico 0.0 2010
176 BelgiumBelgium 0.0 2010
177 KiribatiKiribati 0.0 2010
178 HaitiHaiti 0.0 2010
179 French PolynesiaFr. Polynesia 0.0 2010
180 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 0.0 2010
181 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 0.0 2010
182 GrenadaGrenada 0.0 2010
183 SeychellesSeychelles 0.0 2010
184 UruguayUruguay 0.0 2010
185 DjiboutiDjibouti 0.0 2010
186 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 0.0 2010
187 BurundiBurundi 0.0 2010
188 NicaraguaNicaragua 0.0 2010
189 BhutanBhutan 0.0 2010
190 MaltaMalta 0.0 2010
191 IcelandIceland 0.0 2010
192 ZambiaZambia 0.0 2010
193 MontserratMontserrat 0.0 2010
194 New CaledoniaNew Caledonia 0.0 2010
195 North KoreaNorth Korea 0.0 2010
196 GuyanaGuyana 0.0 2010
197 HondurasHonduras 0.0 2010
198 SingaporeSingapore 0.0 2010
199 Sri LankaSri Lanka 0.0 2010
200 NamibiaNamibia 0.0 2010
201 ComorosComoros 0.0 2010

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"All countries compared for Energy > Oil > Proved > Reserves", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Energy/Oil/Proved/Reserves

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