Country Comparison > Oil - proved reserves

RankCountryOil - proved reserves (bbl)
1Saudi Arabia262,600,000,000
2Venezuela211,200,000,000
3Canada175,200,000,000
4Iran137,000,000,000
5Iraq115,000,000,000
6Kuwait104,000,000,000
7United Arab Emirates97,800,000,000
8Russia60,000,000,000
9Libya46,420,000,000
10Nigeria37,200,000,000
11Kazakhstan30,000,000,000
12Qatar25,380,000,000
13United States20,680,000,000
14China14,800,000,000
15Brazil12,860,000,000
16Algeria12,200,000,000
17Mexico10,420,000,000
18Angola9,500,000,000
19Azerbaijan7,000,000,000
20Ecuador6,510,000,000
21Malaysia5,800,000,000
22India5,682,000,000
23Norway5,670,000,000
24Oman5,500,000,000
25Sudan5,000,000,000
26Egypt4,400,000,000
27Indonesia3,990,000,000
28Australia3,318,000,000
29Yemen3,000,000,000
30United Kingdom2,858,000,000
31Argentina2,505,000,000
32Syria2,500,000,000
33Gabon2,000,000,000
34Colombia1,900,000,000
35Congo, Republic of the1,600,000,000
36Chad1,500,000,000
37Denmark1,164,000,000
38Equatorial Guinea1,100,000,000
39Brunei1,100,000,000
40Uganda1,000,000,000
41Trinidad and Tobago728,300,000
42Ghana660,000,000
43Romania600,000,000
44Turkmenistan600,000,000
45Vietnam600,000,000
46Uzbekistan594,000,000
47East Timor553,800,000
48Peru532,700,000
49Italy476,500,000
50Bolivia465,000,000
51Thailand435,000,000
52Tunisia425,000,000
53Ukraine395,000,000
54Pakistan313,000,000
55Netherlands310,000,000
56Germany276,000,000
57Turkey270,400,000
58Cameroon200,000,000
59Albania199,100,000
60Belarus198,000,000
61Congo, Democratic Republic of the180,000,000
62Chile150,000,000
63Spain150,000,000
64Philippines138,500,000
65Bahrain124,600,000
66Cuba124,000,000
67New Zealand112,500,000
68Mauritania100,000,000
69Cote d'Ivoire100,000,000
70Poland96,380,000
71France91,630,000
72Papua New Guinea88,000,000
73Guatemala83,070,000
74Suriname78,900,000
75Serbia77,500,000
76Croatia66,000,000
77Austria50,000,000
78Burma50,000,000
79Japan44,120,000
80Kyrgyzstan40,000,000
81Georgia35,000,000
82Bangladesh28,000,000
83Hungary26,570,000
84Bulgaria15,000,000
85Czech Republic15,000,000
86South Africa15,000,000
87Tajikistan12,000,000
88Lithuania12,000,000
89Greece10,000,000
90Slovakia9,000,000
91Benin8,000,000
92Belize6,700,000
93Taiwan2,380,000
94Israel1,940,000
95Barbados1,790,000
96Jordan1,000,000
97Morocco680,000
98Ethiopia430,000
99Iceland0
100Guinea0
101Guyana0
102Gaza Strip0
103Haiti0
104Hong Kong0
105Honduras0
106Jamaica0
107Kenya0
108Korea, North0
109Kiribati0
110Laos0
111Lebanon0
112Latvia0
113Madagascar0
114Macau0
115Moldova0
116Mongolia0
117Montserrat0
118Malawi0
119Montenegro0
120Macedonia0
121Mali0
122Mauritius0
123Malta0
124Lesotho0
125Luxembourg0
126Liberia0
127Maldives0
128Mozambique0
129New Caledonia0
130Niue0
131Niger0
132Vanuatu0
133Puerto Rico0
134Guinea-Bissau0
135Paraguay0
136Nicaragua0
137Nepal0
138Nauru0
139Panama0
140Portugal0
141Botswana0
142Bermuda0
143Belgium0
144Bahamas, The0
145Bosnia and Herzegovina0
146Armenia0
147American Samoa0
148Aruba0
149Antigua and Barbuda0
150Afghanistan0
151Solomon Islands0
152Bhutan0
153Sri Lanka0
154Burundi0
155Cambodia0
156Finland0
157Fiji0
158Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)0
159Faroe Islands0
160French Polynesia0
161Gambia, The0
162Ireland0
163Guam0
164Gibraltar0
165Grenada0
166Greenland0
167Cape Verde0
168Cook Islands0
169Costa Rica0
170Central African Republic0
171Cayman Islands0
172Comoros0
173Estonia0
174Eritrea0
175El Salvador0
176Djibouti0
177Dominica0
178Dominican Republic0
179Tanzania0
180Turks and Caicos Islands0
181Tonga0
182Togo0
183Sao Tome and Principe0
184Senegal0
185Saint Helena0
186Slovenia0
187Sierra Leone0
188Singapore0
189Somalia0
190Saint Pierre and Miquelon0
191Saint Kitts and Nevis0
192Seychelles0
193Saint Lucia0
194Rwanda0
195Switzerland0
196Sweden0
197Saint Vincent and the Grenadines0
198Burkina Faso0
199Uruguay0
200Virgin Islands0
201Namibia0
202West Bank0
203Western Sahara0
204Samoa0
205Swaziland0
206Zambia0
207Zimbabwe0
208British Virgin Islands0

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.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012

See also: Oil - proved reserves map

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