Energy > Oil > Reserves: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: According to Web definitions the term refers to the total amount of petroleum (oil) discovered in any given oil field or nation. Thus it can be said that Kuwait has xxxx millions of barrels (mb) of oil in the ground. However, the exact amount can never be known, simply because of the difficulty in sensing or "seeing" beneath the surface of the Earth. The term Proven Reserve or PR refers to an amount of oil that is generally accepted by geologists to be the actual amount of petroleum in the ground..


1 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 262.7 billion barrels 2005
2 CanadaCanada 178.9 billion barrels 2005
3 IranIran 133.3 billion barrels 2005
4 IraqIraq 112.5 billion barrels 2005
5 United Arab EmiratesUAE 97.8 billion barrels 2005
6 KuwaitKuwait 96.5 billion barrels 2005
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 82.53 billion barrels 2005
7 VenezuelaVenezuela 75.59 billion barrels 2005
8 RussiaRussia 69 billion barrels 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 46.4 billion barrels 2005
9 LibyaLibya 40 billion barrels 2005
10 NigeriaNigeria 36 billion barrels 2005
11 MexicoMexico 33.31 billion barrels 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 29.57 billion barrels 2005
12 KazakhstanKazakhstan 26 billion barrels 2005
13 AngolaAngola 25 billion barrels 2005
14 United StatesUnited States 22.45 billion barrels 2005
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 18.42 billion barrels 2005
15 ChinaChina 18.26 billion barrels 2005
16 QatarQatar 16 billion barrels 2005
17 BrazilBrazil 15.12 billion barrels 2005
18 AlgeriaAlgeria 12.46 billion barrels 2005
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 10.58 billion barrels 2005
19 NorwayNorway 9.86 billion barrels 2005
20 OmanOman 6.1 billion barrels 2005
21 IndiaIndia 5.7 billion barrels 2005
22 IndonesiaIndonesia 4.6 billion barrels 2005
23 EcuadorEcuador 4.51 billion barrels 2005
24 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 4.5 billion barrels 2005
25 YemenYemen 4.37 billion barrels 2005
26 AustraliaAustralia 3.66 billion barrels 2005
27 MalaysiaMalaysia 3.1 billion barrels 2005
28 ArgentinaArgentina 2.95 billion barrels 2005
29 EgyptEgypt 2.7 billion barrels 2005
30 SyriaSyria 2.5 billion barrels 2005
31 GabonGabon 1.92 billion barrels 2005
32 TunisiaTunisia 1.7 billion barrels 2005
33 SudanSudan 1.6 billion barrels 2005
34 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 1.54 billion barrels 2005
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 1.52 billion barrels 2005
35 ColombiaColombia 1.49 billion barrels 2005
36 BruneiBrunei 1.25 billion barrels 2005
37 DenmarkDenmark 1.23 billion barrels 2005
38 RomaniaRomania 1.05 billion barrels 2005
39 MauritaniaMauritania 1,000 million barrels 2005
40 BurmaBurma 1,000 million barrels 2005
41 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 990 million barrels 2005
42 UzbekistanUzbekistan 600 million barrels 2005
43 VietnamVietnam 600 million barrels 2005
44 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 589 million barrels 2005
45 ItalyItaly 586.6 million barrels 2005
46 ThailandThailand 583 million barrels 2005
47 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 563.5 million barrels 2005
48 CubaCuba 532 million barrels 2005
49 BoliviaBolivia 458.8 million barrels 2005
50 GermanyGermany 395.8 million barrels 2005
51 UkraineUkraine 395 million barrels 2005
52 PeruPeru 370 million barrels 2005
53 PakistanPakistan 341.8 million barrels 2005
54 TurkeyTurkey 288.4 million barrels 2005
55 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 273 million barrels 2005
56 GuatemalaGuatemala 263 million barrels 2005
57 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 220 million barrels 2005
58 AlbaniaAlbania 185.5 million barrels 2005
59 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 170 million barrels 2005
60 PhilippinesPhilippines 152 million barrels 2005
61 SurinameSuriname 150 million barrels 2005
62 ChileChile 150 million barrels 2005
63 FranceFrance 144.3 million barrels 2005
64 PolandPoland 142.4 million barrels 2005
65 BahrainBahrain 124 million barrels 2005
66 HungaryHungary 110.7 million barrels 2005
67 MoroccoMorocco 100 million barrels 2005
68 CroatiaCroatia 93.6 million barrels 2005
69 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 93.5 million barrels 2005
70 New ZealandNew Zealand 89.62 million barrels 2005
71 NetherlandsNetherlands 88.06 million barrels 2005
72 CameroonCameroon 85 million barrels 2005
73 AustriaAustria 84.3 million barrels 2005
74 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 38.75 million barrels 2005
75 JapanJapan 29.29 million barrels 2005
76 BangladeshBangladesh 28.45 million barrels 2005
77 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 17.25 million barrels 2005
78 SpainSpain 10.5 million barrels 2005
79 GhanaGhana 8.26 million barrels 2005
80 BulgariaBulgaria 8.1 million barrels 2005
81 South AfricaSouth Africa 7.84 million barrels 2005
82 SlovakiaSlovakia 4.5 million barrels 2005
83 GreeceGreece 4.5 million barrels 2005
84 BeninBenin 4.11 million barrels 2005
85 TaiwanTaiwan 2.9 million barrels 2005
86 IsraelIsrael 1.92 million barrels 2005
87 BarbadosBarbados 1.25 million barrels 2005
88 JordanJordan 445,000 barrels 2005
89 EthiopiaEthiopia 214,000 barrels 2005
90 TanzaniaTanzania 0.0 2005
91 MadagascarMadagascar 0.0 2005
92 AfghanistanAfghanistan 0.0 2005
93 IrelandIreland 0.0 2005
94 RwandaRwanda 0.0 2005
95 SomaliaSomalia 0.0 2005
96 MozambiqueMozambique 0.0 2005
97 NamibiaNamibia 0.0 2005


"All countries compared for Energy > Oil > Reserves", CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Energy/Oil/Reserves

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