Energy > Oil > Reserves: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: According to Web definitions the term refers to the total amount of petroleum (oil) discovered in any given oil field or nation. Thus it can be said that Kuwait has xxxx millions of barrels (mb) of oil in the ground. However, the exact amount can never be known, simply because of the difficulty in sensing or "seeing" beneath the surface of the Earth. The term Proven Reserve or PR refers to an amount of oil that is generally accepted by geologists to be the actual amount of petroleum in the ground.


1 Saudi Arabia 262.7 billion barrels 2005
2 Canada 178.9 billion barrels 2005
3 Iran 133.3 billion barrels 2005
4 Iraq 112.5 billion barrels 2005
5 United Arab Emirates 97.8 billion barrels 2005
6 Kuwait 96.5 billion barrels 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 82.53 billion barrels 2005
7 Venezuela 75.59 billion barrels 2005
8 Russia 69 billion barrels 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 46.4 billion barrels 2005
9 Libya 40 billion barrels 2005
10 Nigeria 36 billion barrels 2005
11 Mexico 33.31 billion barrels 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 29.57 billion barrels 2005
12 Kazakhstan 26 billion barrels 2005
13 Angola 25 billion barrels 2005
14 United States 22.45 billion barrels 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 18.42 billion barrels 2005
15 China 18.26 billion barrels 2005
16 Qatar 16 billion barrels 2005
17 Brazil 15.12 billion barrels 2005
18 Algeria 12.46 billion barrels 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 10.58 billion barrels 2005
19 Norway 9.86 billion barrels 2005
20 Oman 6.1 billion barrels 2005
21 India 5.7 billion barrels 2005
22 Indonesia 4.6 billion barrels 2005
23 Ecuador 4.51 billion barrels 2005
24 United Kingdom 4.5 billion barrels 2005
25 Yemen 4.37 billion barrels 2005
26 Australia 3.66 billion barrels 2005
27 Malaysia 3.1 billion barrels 2005
28 Argentina 2.95 billion barrels 2005
29 Egypt 2.7 billion barrels 2005
30 Syria 2.5 billion barrels 2005
31 Gabon 1.92 billion barrels 2005
32 Tunisia 1.7 billion barrels 2005
33 Sudan 1.6 billion barrels 2005
34 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.54 billion barrels 2005
South Asia average (profile) 1.52 billion barrels 2005
35 Colombia 1.49 billion barrels 2005
36 Brunei 1.25 billion barrels 2005
37 Denmark 1.23 billion barrels 2005
38 Romania 1.05 billion barrels 2005
=39 Mauritania 1,000 million barrels 2005
=39 Burma 1,000 million barrels 2005
41 Trinidad and Tobago 990 million barrels 2005
=42 Uzbekistan 600 million barrels 2005
=42 Vietnam 600 million barrels 2005
44 Azerbaijan 589 million barrels 2005
45 Italy 586.6 million barrels 2005
46 Thailand 583 million barrels 2005
47 Equatorial Guinea 563.5 million barrels 2005
48 Cuba 532 million barrels 2005
49 Bolivia 458.8 million barrels 2005
50 Germany 395.8 million barrels 2005
51 Ukraine 395 million barrels 2005
52 Peru 370 million barrels 2005
53 Pakistan 341.8 million barrels 2005
54 Turkey 288.4 million barrels 2005
55 Turkmenistan 273 million barrels 2005
56 Guatemala 263 million barrels 2005
57 Cote d'Ivoire 220 million barrels 2005
58 Albania 185.5 million barrels 2005
59 Papua New Guinea 170 million barrels 2005
60 Philippines 152 million barrels 2005
=61 Suriname 150 million barrels 2005
=61 Chile 150 million barrels 2005
63 France 144.3 million barrels 2005
64 Poland 142.4 million barrels 2005
65 Bahrain 124 million barrels 2005
66 Hungary 110.7 million barrels 2005
67 Morocco 100 million barrels 2005
68 Croatia 93.6 million barrels 2005
69 Congo, Republic of the 93.5 million barrels 2005
70 New Zealand 89.62 million barrels 2005
71 Netherlands 88.06 million barrels 2005
72 Cameroon 85 million barrels 2005
73 Austria 84.3 million barrels 2005
74 Serbia and Montenegro 38.75 million barrels 2005
75 Japan 29.29 million barrels 2005
76 Bangladesh 28.45 million barrels 2005
77 Czech Republic 17.25 million barrels 2005
78 Spain 10.5 million barrels 2005
79 Ghana 8.26 million barrels 2005
80 Bulgaria 8.1 million barrels 2005
81 South Africa 7.84 million barrels 2005
=82 Slovakia 4.5 million barrels 2005
=82 Greece 4.5 million barrels 2005
84 Benin 4.11 million barrels 2005
85 Taiwan 2.9 million barrels 2005
86 Israel 1.92 million barrels 2005
87 Barbados 1.25 million barrels 2005
88 Jordan 445,000 barrels 2005
89 Ethiopia 214,000 barrels 2005
=90 Tanzania 0.0 2005
=90 Madagascar 0.0 2005
=90 Afghanistan 0.0 2005
=90 Ireland 0.0 2005
=90 Rwanda 0.0 2005
=90 Somalia 0.0 2005
=90 Mozambique 0.0 2005
=90 Namibia 0.0 2005


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Interesting observations about Energy > Oil > Reserves

  • Saudi Arabia ranked first for oil > reserves amongst Muslim countries in 2005.
  • Venezuela ranked first for oil > reserves amongst Emerging markets in 2005.
  • Canada ranked first for oil > reserves amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2005.
  • United Kingdom ranked first for oil > reserves amongst European Union in 2005.
  • Israel ranked second last for oil > reserves amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2005.
  • United States ranked second for oil > reserves amongst High income OECD countries in 2005.
  • Russia ranked first for oil > reserves amongst Europe in 2005.
  • Iraq ranked second for oil > reserves amongst Hot countries in 2005.
  • China ranked second for oil > reserves amongst Non-religious countries in 2005.
  • Algeria ranked last for oil > reserves amongst OPEC countries in 2005.
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