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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 Arabia 264.6 billion bbl 2010
2 Canada 175.2 billion bbl 2010
3 Iran 137.6 billion bbl 2010
4 Iraq 115 billion bbl 2010
5 Kuwait 104 billion bbl 2010
6 United Arab Emirates 97.8 billion bbl 2010
7 Venezuela 97.77 billion bbl 2010
OPEC countries average (profile) 86.69 billion bbl 2010
8 Russia 74.2 billion bbl 2009
9 Libya 47 billion bbl 2010
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 45.61 billion bbl 2010
10 Nigeria 37.5 billion bbl 2010
11 Kazakhstan 30 billion bbl 2010
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 28.32 billion bbl 2010
12 Qatar 25.41 billion bbl 2010
Religious countries average (profile) 21.13 billion bbl 2010
13 China 20.35 billion bbl 2010
Muslim countries average (profile) 19.87 billion bbl 2010
14 United States 19.12 billion bbl 2010
Non-religious countries average (profile) 16.24 billion bbl 2010
15 Angola 13.5 billion bbl 2010
16 Algeria 13.42 billion bbl 2010
17 Brazil 13.2 billion bbl 2010
18 Mexico 12.42 billion bbl 2010
failed states average (profile) 10.99 billion bbl 2010
Former British colonies average (profile) 9.76 billion bbl 2010
Hot countries average (profile) 7.5 billion bbl 2010
19 Azerbaijan 7 billion bbl 2010
High income OECD countries average (profile) 7 billion bbl 2010
NATO countries average (profile) 6.98 billion bbl 2010
Emerging markets average (profile) 6.83 billion bbl 2010
20 Sudan 6.8 billion bbl 2010
21 Norway 6.68 billion bbl 2010
22 Ecuador 6.54 billion bbl 2010
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 6.18 billion bbl 2010
23 India 5.8 billion bbl 2010
24 Oman 5.5 billion bbl 2010
25 European Union 5.45 billion bbl 2010
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 5 billion bbl 2010
26 Vietnam 4.7 billion bbl 2010
27 Egypt 4.3 billion bbl 2010
28 Indonesia 4.05 billion bbl 2010
Catholic countries average (profile) 3.83 billion bbl 2010
Christian countries average (profile) 3.8 billion bbl 2010
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 3.79 billion bbl 2010
29 Australia 3.32 billion bbl 2010
30 Yemen 3.16 billion bbl 2010
31 United Kingdom 3.08 billion bbl 2010
32 Malaysia 2.9 billion bbl 2010
South and Central Asia average (profile) 2.89 billion bbl 2010
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 2.78 billion bbl 2010
33 Syria 2.5 billion bbl 2010
34 Argentina 2.39 billion bbl 2010
35 Gabon 2 billion bbl 2010
36 Colombia 1.9 billion bbl 2010
37 Congo, Republic of the 1.6 billion bbl 2010
38 Chad 1.5 billion bbl 2010
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 1.34 billion bbl 2010
South Asia average (profile) 1.25 billion bbl 2010
=39 Equatorial Guinea 1.1 billion bbl 2010
=39 Brunei 1.1 billion bbl 2010
41 Denmark 1.06 billion bbl 2010
Former French colonies average (profile) 1.05 billion bbl 2010
42 Trinidad and Tobago 728.3 million bbl 2010
=43 Turkmenistan 600 million bbl 2010
=43 Romania 600 million bbl 2010
45 Uzbekistan 594 million bbl 2010
46 East Timor 553.8 million bbl 2008
47 Peru 470.8 million bbl 2010
48 Bolivia 465 million bbl 2010
49 Pakistan 436.2 million bbl 2010
50 Thailand 430 million bbl 2010
51 Tunisia 425 million bbl 2010
52 Italy 423.7 million bbl 2010
53 Ukraine 395 million bbl 2010
54 Germany 276 million bbl 2010
55 Turkey 262.2 million bbl 2010
56 Cote d'Ivoire 250 million bbl 2010
European Union average (profile) 227.45 million bbl 2010
57 Cameroon 200 million bbl 2010
58 Albania 199.1 million bbl 2010
59 Belarus 198 million bbl 2010
60 Democratic Republic of the Congo 180 million bbl 2010
61 Cuba 178.9 million bbl 2010
62 Papua New Guinea 170 million bbl 2010
63 Philippines 168 million bbl 2010
=64 Spain 150 million bbl 2010
=64 Chile 150 million bbl 2010
66 Bahrain 124.6 million bbl 2010
67 France 101.2 million bbl 2010
=68 Netherlands 100 million bbl 2010
=68 Morocco 100 million bbl 2010
=68 Mauritania 100 million bbl 2010
71 Poland 96.38 million bbl 2010
72 Austria 89 million bbl 2010
73 Guatemala 83.07 million bbl 2010
74 Suriname 79.6 million bbl 2010
75 Serbia and Montenegro 77.5 million bbl 2010
76 Croatia 73.35 million bbl 2010
Eurozone average (profile) 68.17 million bbl 2010
77 New Zealand 60 million bbl 2010
78 Burma 50 million bbl 2010
79 Japan 44.12 million bbl 2010
80 Kyrgyzstan 40 million bbl 2010
81 Georgia 35 million bbl 2010
82 Bangladesh 28 million bbl 2010
83 Hungary 26.57 million bbl 2010
=84 Ghana 15 million bbl 2010
=84 Czech Republic 15 million bbl 2010
=84 Bulgaria 15 million bbl 2010
=84 South Africa 15 million bbl 2010
=88 Tajikistan 12 million bbl 2010
=88 Lithuania 12 million bbl 2010
90 Greece 10 million bbl 2010
91 Slovakia 9 million bbl 2010
92 Benin 8 million bbl 2010
93 Belize 6.7 million bbl 2010
94 Taiwan 2.8 million bbl 2010
95 Israel 1.94 million bbl 2010
96 Barbados 1.79 million bbl 2010
97 Jordan 1,000,000 bbl 2010
98 Ethiopia 430,000 bbl 2010
=99 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0.0 2010
=99 Swaziland 0.0 2010
=99 Burkina Faso 0.0 2010
=99 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.0 2010
=99 Dominica 0.0 2010
=99 Liberia 0.0 2010
=99 Tanzania 0.0 2010
=99 Madagascar 0.0 2010
=99 South Korea 0.0 2010
=99 Afghanistan 0.0 2010
=99 Vanuatu 0.0 2010
=99 Nauru 0.0 2010
=99 Malawi 0.0 2010
=99 Virgin Islands 0.0 2010
=99 Dominican Republic 0.0 2010
=99 Central African Republic 0.0 2010
=99 Mauritius 0.0 2010
=99 Portugal 0.0 2010
=99 Turks and Caicos Islands 0.0 2010
=99 Guinea 0.0 2010
=99 Panama 0.0 2010
=99 Costa Rica 0.0 2010
=99 Luxembourg 0.0 2010
=99 American Samoa 0.0 2010
=99 Gibraltar 0.0 2010
=99 Ireland 0.0 2010
=99 El Salvador 0.0 2010
=99 Rwanda 0.0 2010
=99 Hong Kong 0.0 2010
=99 Sierra Leone 0.0 2010
=99 Moldova 0.0 2010
=99 Estonia 0.0 2010
=99 Lebanon 0.0 2010
=99 Fiji 0.0 2010
=99 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 0.0 2010
=99 Nepal 0.0 2010
=99 Maldives 0.0 2010
=99 Senegal 0.0 2010
=99 Zimbabwe 0.0 2010
=99 Paraguay 0.0 2010
=99 Botswana 0.0 2010
=99 Sao Tome and Principe 0.0 2010
=99 Cambodia 0.0 2010
=99 The Gambia 0.0 2010
=99 Aruba 0.0 2010
=99 Cape Verde 0.0 2010
=99 Slovenia 0.0 2010
=99 The Bahamas 0.0 2010
=99 Niue 0.0 2010
=99 Samoa 0.0 2010
=99 Jamaica 0.0 2010
=99 Macau 0.0 2010
=99 Guam 0.0 2010
=99 Lesotho 0.0 2010
=99 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.0 2010
=99 Kenya 0.0 2010
=99 Eritrea 0.0 2010
=99 Solomon Islands 0.0 2010
=99 Saint Lucia 0.0 2010
=99 Cyprus 0.0 2010
=99 Bermuda 0.0 2010
=99 Somalia 0.0 2010
=99 Cook Islands 0.0 2010
=99 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.0 2010
=99 Togo 0.0 2010
=99 Armenia 0.0 2010
=99 Tonga 0.0 2010
=99 Cayman Islands 0.0 2010
=99 Sweden 0.0 2010
=99 British Virgin Islands 0.0 2010
=99 Mali 0.0 2010
=99 Latvia 0.0 2010
=99 Mozambique 0.0 2010
=99 Uganda 0.0 2010
=99 Niger 0.0 2010
=99 Faroe Islands 0.0 2010
=99 Puerto Rico 0.0 2010
=99 Belgium 0.0 2010
=99 Kiribati 0.0 2010
=99 Haiti 0.0 2010
=99 French Polynesia 0.0 2010
=99 Guinea-Bissau 0.0 2010
=99 Switzerland 0.0 2010
=99 Grenada 0.0 2010
=99 Seychelles 0.0 2010
=99 Uruguay 0.0 2010
=99 Djibouti 0.0 2010
=99 Antigua and Barbuda 0.0 2010
=99 Burundi 0.0 2010
=99 Nicaragua 0.0 2010
=99 Bhutan 0.0 2010
=99 Malta 0.0 2010
=99 Iceland 0.0 2010
=99 Zambia 0.0 2010
=99 Montserrat 0.0 2010
=99 New Caledonia 0.0 2010
=99 North Korea 0.0 2010
=99 Guyana 0.0 2010
=99 Honduras 0.0 2010
=99 Singapore 0.0 2010
=99 Sri Lanka 0.0 2010
=99 Namibia 0.0 2010
=99 Comoros 0.0 2010

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"Countries Compared by Energy > Oil > Proved > Reserves. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", 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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