Kuwait has the ninth largest oil reserves in the world, according to data issued by Rystad Energy, a company specialized in oil research. The company said these reserves amount to 53 billion barrels, noting that the total recoverable oil around the world is now down by 9% from last year, which threatens global energy security.
The company shed light on the countries with the largest recoverable reserves or extractable oil resources. The largest 5 reserves are held by Saudi Arabia, with 275 billion barrels, followed by the United States with 193 billion barrels, Russia in third place with 137 billion barrels, and Canada in fourth place with 118 billion barrels, Iraq in fifth place with 105 billion barrels, then Iran and Brazil in sixth and seventh places with 84 billion barrels and 71 billion barrels, respectively, then comes the UAE in eighth place with 70 billion barrels, Kuwait in ninth place with 53 billion barrels, and Qatar in tenth place with 37 billion barrels, reports a local Arabic daily.
The sources indicated that the total recoverable oil in OPEC countries is 682 billion barrels, compared to 891 billion barrels for oil countries outside the scope of OPEC. In South America – a rapidly growing region of oil discoveries and production – Brazil still ranks first with 71 billion barrels of recoverable oil, ten times the size of proven reserves t 10 billion and 17 billion barrels, respectively.
The sources added that following the publication of BP’s annual statistical review, the company released its own analysis of the global energy landscape to provide an independent, data-driven comparison and assessment. Continuing the trend of previous years, the 2022 Rystad Energy Review shows a significant decline in recoverable oil resources, which could deal a major blow to global energy security.
According to the analysis of its data, the company said that the total world oil that can be extracted at the present time is estimated at 1.572 billion barrels, a decrease of nearly 9% from last year and 152 billion barrels less than the total of 2021.
The reason for the decline in reserves is due to the production of 30 billion barrels of oil last year, in addition to a significant decrease in undiscovered resources, to reach 120 billion barrels. Reserves in the US marine sector contributed the bulk of the total to this decline, as 20 billion barrels of oil will remain in the ground.