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Former French colonies: Energy > Oil > Proved stats

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  • Reserves: 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.
  • Reserves per capita: 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. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
STAT FORMERLY FRENCH TOTAL FORMERLY FRENCH AVERAGE DATES
Reserves 25.2 billion bbl
1% of surveyed countries
1.05 billion bbl
6 times less than average
2010
Reserves per capita 85.01 bbl
7 times less than average
2010

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