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Proven Oil and Natural Gas Reserves

Countries across the globe have been grouped into various categories depending on the quantum of proven ‘petroleum’, ‘natural gas’ and ‘shale gas’ reserves present in such countries.
Based on such quantum, the countries are sketchily divided into four categories i.e., very high, high, medium and low concentration.

These categories of proven reserves of oil and natural gas are broadly discussed below.

WORLD PROVEN OIL RESERVES

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The map represents the global scenario of the proven Oil Reserves. According to the Map, reserves in the world have been divided into the following four categories:

Very high Concentration Countries(267 bnbbl-Above)—
Venezuela and Saudi Arabia

High Concentration Countries(110 bnbbl- 267 bnbbl)—
Canada, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Russia

Medium Concentration Countries(30 bnbbl- 110 bnbbl)—
Libya, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, China, Qatar, United States, Brazil, Mexico, Algeria.

Low Concentration Countries(0 bn bbl-30bn bbl)—

Angola, India, Ecuador, Azerbaijan, Norway, Sudan, European Union, Malaysia, Oman, Ghana, Egypt, Vietnam, Australia, Indonesia, Gabon, Argentina, Yemen, United Kingdom, Syria, Columbia, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Peru, Brunei, Ireland, Uganda, Denmark, Trinidad & Tobago, Romania, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, East Timor, Bolivia, Thailand, Tunisia, Italy, Ukraine, Pakistan, Nederland’s, Germany, Turkey, Cameroon, Albania, Belarus, Congo, Democratic Republic of Cuba, Papua New Guinea, Philippians, new Zealand, Chile, Spain, Bahrain, France, ivory coast, Mauritania, Poland, Austria, Guatemala, Suriname, Serbia, Croatia, Burma, Belize, Taiwan, Israel, Barbados, Jordan, morocco, Ethiopia, Bahamas.

 WORLD PROVEN NATURAL GAS RESERVES

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The aforesaid map represents the global scenario of the proven Natural Gas Reserves. Natural gas reserves in the world have been divided into the following four categories:

Very High Concentration Countries(above 170 trillion of cubic feet)—
Iran, Russia, Qatar, Turkmenistan, United States, Saudi Arabia.

High Concentration Countries(52.7 – 170 trillion of cubic feet)—

Venezuela, Nigeria, Algeria, Australia, Iraq, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Norway, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Kuwait, Canada, Egypt, Libya, Nederland’s, Ukraine, India.

Medium Concentration countries(9.1- 52.7 trillion of cubic feet)—
Oman, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Lebanon, romaine, Vietnam, Yemen, Trinidad and Tobago, Argentina, Brunei, brazil, Mexico, Thailand, Peru, united kingdom, Burma, Angola, Israel, Syria, Papua New guinea, Timor-Leste, Bangladesh, Germany, Poland, Cameroon, Mozambique, Colombia, Philippians.

Low concentration countries(0-9 trillion of cubic feet)—
Chile, Bahrain, republic of Congo, Sudan, Cuba, Italy, Tunisia, Namibia, Denmark, Rwanda, south Korea, Afghanistan, Serbia, equatorial guinea, new Zealand, Croatia, ivory coast, Mauritania, Gabon, Ethiopia, Austria, Ghana, japan, Slovakia, Ireland, Georgia, Hungary, Ecuador, France, Tanzania, Taiwan, turkey, Jordan, Bulgaria, Tajikistan, Somalia, Kyrgyzstan, Czech republic, Guatemala, Belarus, Spain morocco, Benin, Greece, Albania, Barbados, south Africa, Macau.

WORLD PROVEN SHALE GAS RESERVES

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The aforesaid map represents the global scenario of the proven Shale Gas (Oil) Reserves.

Top ten countries with technically recoverable Shale Oil resources —
Russia, U.S, China, Argentina, Libya, Australia, Venezuela, Mexico, Pakistan and Canada

The country wise estimates of technically recoverable shale oil may be assessed at:

The country wise estimates of technically recoverable shale oil may be assessed at:
Shale Oil Countries.pdf

The country wise estimates of technically recoverable shale oil may be assessed at:
Shale Gas Countires.pdf

Source
U.S. Energy Information Administration
The International Energy Agency

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