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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 bar chart

 

Country NameOil - proved reserves (bbl)Year of Estimate
Saudi Arabia262,600,000,0002011
Venezuela211,200,000,0002011
Canada175,200,000,0002012
Iran137,000,000,0002012
Iraq115,000,000,0002011
Kuwait104,000,000,0002011
United Arab Emirates97,800,000,0002011
Russia60,000,000,0002011
Libya46,420,000,0002011
Nigeria37,200,000,0002011
Kazakhstan30,000,000,0002011
Qatar25,380,000,0002011
United States20,680,000,0002011
China14,800,000,0002011
Brazil12,860,000,0002011
Algeria12,200,000,0002011
Mexico10,420,000,0002011
Angola9,500,000,0002011
Azerbaijan7,000,000,0002011
Ecuador6,510,000,0002011
Malaysia5,800,000,0002011
India5,682,000,0002011
Norway5,670,000,0002010
Oman5,500,000,0002011
Sudan5,000,000,0002011
Egypt4,400,000,0002011
Indonesia3,990,000,0002011
Australia3,318,000,0002011
Yemen3,000,000,0002011
United Kingdom2,858,000,0002011
Argentina2,505,000,0002011
Syria2,500,000,0002011
Gabon2,000,000,0002011
Colombia1,900,000,0002011
Congo, Republic of the1,600,000,0002011
Chad1,500,000,0002011
Denmark1,164,000,0002011
Equatorial Guinea1,100,000,0002011
Brunei1,100,000,0002011
Uganda1,000,000,0002010
Trinidad and Tobago728,300,0002011
Ghana660,000,0002011
Romania600,000,0002011
Vietnam600,000,0002011
Turkmenistan600,000,0002011
Uzbekistan594,000,0002011
East Timor553,800,0002011
Peru532,700,0002011
Italy476,500,0002011
Bolivia465,000,0002011
Thailand435,000,0002011
Tunisia425,000,0002011
Ukraine395,000,0002011
Pakistan313,000,0002011
Netherlands310,000,0002011
Germany276,000,0002011
Turkey270,400,0002011
Cameroon200,000,0002011
Albania199,100,0002011
Belarus198,000,0002011
Congo, Democratic Republic of the180,000,0002011
Chile150,000,0002011
Spain150,000,0002011
Philippines138,500,0002011
Bahrain124,600,0002011
Cuba124,000,0002011
New Zealand112,500,0002011
Mauritania100,000,0002011
Cote d'Ivoire100,000,0002011
Poland96,380,0002010
France91,630,0002011
Papua New Guinea88,000,0002011
Guatemala83,070,0002011
Suriname78,900,0002011
Serbia77,500,0002011
Croatia66,000,0002011
Austria50,000,0002011
Burma50,000,0002011
Japan44,120,0002011
Kyrgyzstan40,000,0002011
Georgia35,000,0002011
Bangladesh28,000,0002011
Hungary26,570,0002011
South Africa15,000,0002011
Bulgaria15,000,0002011
Czech Republic15,000,0002011
Lithuania12,000,0002011
Tajikistan12,000,0002011
Greece10,000,0002011
Slovakia9,000,0002011
Benin8,000,0002011
Belize6,700,0002011
Taiwan2,380,0002011
Israel1,940,0002011
Barbados1,790,0002011
Jordan1,000,0002011
Morocco680,0002011
Ethiopia430,0002011
Gambia, The02011
Finland02011
Fiji02011
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)02011
Grenada02011
Greenland02011
Guinea02011
Guyana02011
Haiti02011
Hong Kong02012
Honduras02011
Cape Verde02011
Ireland02011
Estonia02011
Eritrea02011
El Salvador02011
Comoros02011
Costa Rica02011
Central African Republic02011
Djibouti02011
Dominica02011
Dominican Republic02011
Botswana02011
Belgium02011
Bahamas, The02011
Bosnia and Herzegovina02011
Armenia02011
Antigua and Barbuda02011
Afghanistan02011
Solomon Islands02011
Burundi02011
Bhutan02011
Cayman Islands02011
Sri Lanka02011
Cambodia02011
Mauritius02011
Malta02011
Mozambique02011
New Caledonia02011
Niger02011
Vanuatu02011
Nicaragua02011
Paraguay02011
Nepal02011
Nauru02011
Senegal02011
Slovenia02011
Sierra Leone02011
Singapore02011
Somalia02011
Puerto Rico02011
Rwanda02011
Guinea-Bissau02011
Panama02010
Portugal02011
Kenya02011
Korea, North02011
Kiribati02011
Jamaica02011
Iceland02011
Lesotho02011
Luxembourg02011
Liberia02011
Laos02011
Lebanon02011
Latvia02011
Madagascar02011
Macau02011
Moldova02011
Mongolia02010
Malawi02011
Montenegro02011
Macedonia02011
Mali02011
Tonga02010
Togo02010
Sao Tome and Principe02010
Saint Lucia02011
Saint Kitts and Nevis02011
Seychelles02010
Switzerland02011
Sweden02011
Tanzania02011
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines02011
Burkina Faso02011
Uruguay02009
Namibia02011
Western Sahara02011
Samoa02011
Swaziland02010
Zambia02011
Zimbabwe02011
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