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A map of world oil reserves, January 2014.
Trends in proved oil reserves in top
five countries, 1980-2013 (date from
US Energy Information
Administration)
List of countries by proven oil reserves
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of
countries by
proven oil
reserves.
Contents
1 Methodology
2 Countries
3 See also
4 References
Methodology
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.
Some statistics on this page are disputed and controversial. Different sources (OPEC, CIA World Factbook, oil
companies) give different figures and there are different types of oil, ranging from cheap and easy to recover oils to
shale oil or oil sands, which are more expensive and difficult to recover.
Because proven reserves includes oil recoverable under current economic conditions, nations may see large
increases in proved reserves when known but previously uneconomic deposits become economic to develop. In
this way Canada's proven reserves increased suddenly in 2003 when the oil sands of Alberta were seen to be
economically viable. Similarly, Venezuela's proven reserves jumped in the late 2000s when the heavy oil of the
Orinoco was judged economic.
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Countries
Reserves amounts are listed in millions of barrels (MMbbl).
Country Reserves (MMbbl)
— OPEC 1,112,448 - 1,199,707
1 Venezuela (see: Oil reserves in Venezuela)
297,570
[1]
2 Saudi Arabia (see: Oil reserves in Saudi Arabia) 267,910
3 Canada (see: Oil reserves in Canada) 173,625 - 175,200
4 Iran (see: Oil reserves in Iran)
157,300
[2]
5 Iraq (see: Oil reserves in Iraq)
140,300
[3]
6 Kuwait (see: Oil reserves in Kuwait)
104,000
[1]
7 United Arab Emirates (see: Oil reserves in the United Arab Emirates) 97,800
8 Russia (see: Oil reserves in Russia)
80,000
[1]
9 Libya (see: Oil reserves in Libya) 48,014
10 Nigeria (see: Oil reserves in Nigeria) 37,200
11 Kazakhstan 30,002
12 United States (see: Oil reserves in the United States)
26,544
[4]
13 China 25,585
14 Qatar 25,382
15 Brazil 13,986
16 Mexico (see: Oil reserves in Mexico)
10,264
[1]
17 Algeria 12,200
18 Angola 10,470
19 India 9,043
20 Ecuador 8,240
21 Azerbaijan 7,000
22 Norway 6,900
23 United Kingdom 6,900
— European Union(Excluding the UK) 6,700
24 Malaysia 5,800
25 Oman 5,500
26 Ghana (see: Oil reserves in Ghana) 5,000
27 Egypt 4,500
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27 Egypt 4,500
28 Vietnam 4,400
29 Australia 4,158
30 Indonesia 3,990- 4,118
31 Gabon 3,700
32 Yemen
3,000
[5][6]
33 Argentina 2,805
34 Sudan 2,800
35 Syria 2,500
36 Mongolia 2,493
37 Colombia 2,377
38 Congo, Republic of the 1,940
39 Equatorial Guinea 1,705
40 Chad 1,500
41 Peru 1,240
43 Brunei 1,200
44 Uganda 1,000
45 Denmark 900
46 Trinidad and Tobago 830
47 Romania 650
47 Turkmenistan 600
48 Uzbekistan 594
49 East Timor 554
50 Bolivia 465
51 Thailand 442
52 Tunisia 425
53 Italy 400
54 Ukraine 395
55 Pakistan 313
56 Netherlands 310
57 Germany 276
58 Turkey 262
59 Cameroon 200
60 Albania 199
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61 Belarus 198
62 Congo, Democratic Republic of the 180
63 Cuba (see: Oil reserves in Cuba)
124
[1]
64 Papua New Guinea 170
65 Philippines 168
66 New Zealand 166
66 Chile 150
68 Spain 150
69 Bahrain 125
70 France 101
71 Ivory Coast 100
72 Mauritania 100
73 Poland 96
74 Austria 89
75 Guatemala 83
76 Afghanistan
80
[7]
77 Suriname 79
78 Serbia 77
79 Croatia 66
80 Burma 50
81 Japan 44
82 Kyrgyzstan 40
83 Georgia 35
84 Hungary 26
85 Bangladesh 28
86 Bulgaria 15
87 South Africa 15
88 Czech Republic 15
89 Lithuania 12
90 Tajikistan 12
91 Greece 10
92 Slovakia 9
93 Benin 8
94 Belize 7
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94 Belize 7
95 Taiwan 2
96 Israel 2
97 Barbados 2
98 Jordan 1
99 Morocco 0.7
100 Ethiopia 0.4
101 Bahamas
0
[1]
-
Total World (2011)
[8]
1,481,526
See also
List of countries by oil production
List of countries by oil consumption
References
1. ^
a

b

c

d

e

f
US Energy Information Administration, International energy statistics
(http://www.eia.gov/cfapps/ipdbproject/IEDIndex3.cfm?tid=5&pid=57&aid=6), (proved reserves as of 2013).
2. ^ http://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/data_graphs/330.htm
3. ^ http://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/data_graphs/330.htm
4. ^ US Energy Information Administration, International energy statistics
(http://www.eia.gov/cfapps/ipdbproject/IEDIndex3.cfm?tid=5&pid=57&aid=6), (proved reserves as of 2012).
5. ^ "Oil and gas in Yemen"
(http://www.peacebuilding.no/var/ezflow_site/storage/original/application/1630404e1a2c92bff47e10ff0a8f92cc.pdf
). NOREF peacebuilding. Retrieved 25 December 2013.
6. ^ "Energy and Minerals in Yemen" (http://www.eia.gov/countries/cab.cfm?fips=YM). US Energy information
Administration. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
7. ^ "Minerals in Afghanistan" (http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/country/2010/myb3-2010-af.pdf). USGS
Minerals gov. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
8. ^ "OPEC: World proven crude oil reserves by country, 1960-2011"
(http://www.opec.org/library/Annual%20Statistical%20Bulletin/interactive/current/FileZ/XL/T31.HTM). Opec.org.
Retrieved 2013-09-21.
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