Energy > Crude 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.


OPEC countries 1.2 trillion bbl 2013
Hot countries 1.02 trillion bbl 2013
Muslim countries 955.31 billion bbl 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa 867.25 billion bbl 2013
Sparsely populated countries 641.07 billion bbl 2013
Christian countries 552.36 billion bbl 2013
Former British colonies 480.76 billion bbl 2013
Religious countries 478.49 billion bbl 2013
Emerging markets 448 billion bbl 2013
Latin America and Caribbean 336.22 billion bbl 2013
Former Spanish colonies 323.49 billion bbl 2013
Non-religious countries 212.17 billion bbl 2013
Heavily indebted countries 203.99 billion bbl 2013
High income OECD countries 200.72 billion bbl 2013
Group of 7 countries (G7) 197.81 billion bbl 2013
failed states 188.63 billion bbl 2013
NATO countries 179.48 billion bbl 2013
Former Soviet republics 118.89 billion bbl 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa 58.45 billion bbl 2013
South and Central Asia 37 billion bbl 2013
Former French colonies 23.35 billion bbl 2013
European Union 5.94 billion bbl 2013
South Asia 5.75 billion bbl 2013
Eurozone 1.27 billion bbl 2013
Potential Future EU Members 547 million bbl 2012

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