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Economy > Oil > Proved reserves: Group totals

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
World 1.31 trillion bbl 2010
OPEC countries 1.06 trillion bbl 2011
Muslim countries 908.3 billion bbl 2011
Hot countries 900.29 billion bbl 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa 816.35 billion bbl 2011
Sparsely populated countries 617.19 billion bbl 2011
Former British colonies 488.79 billion bbl 2011
Christian countries 463.5 billion bbl 2011
Religious countries 442.68 billion bbl 2011
Emerging markets 335.81 billion bbl 2011
Cold countries 311.72 billion bbl 2011
Catholic countries 249.5 billion bbl 2011
Latin America and Caribbean 247.57 billion bbl 2011
Former Spanish colonies 235.13 billion bbl 2011
Heavily indebted countries 209.66 billion bbl 2011
Non-religious countries 207.25 billion bbl 2011
High income OECD countries 204.56 billion bbl 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) 199.63 billion bbl 2011
NATO countries 181.4 billion bbl 2011
failed states 162.29 billion bbl 2011
Tourist destinations 124.81 billion bbl 2010
Former Soviet republics 98.89 billion bbl 2011
Europe 73.96 billion bbl 2011
Eastern Europe 68.64 billion bbl 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa 57.56 billion bbl 2011
South and Central Asia 37.27 billion bbl 2011
East Asia and Pacific 34.78 billion bbl 2011
Former French colonies 19.63 billion bbl 2011
South Asia 6.02 billion bbl 2011
European Union 5.78 billion bbl 2011
Eurozone 1.37 billion bbl 2011
Potential Future EU Members 547 million bbl 2011