Oil reserves in Russia 1990-2018

In 2018, Russia's oil reserves amounted to 14.6 billion metric tons, accounting for approximately six percent of global petroleum reserves. The largest proved oil reserves in Europe and Eurasia are located in Russia, followed by Kazakhstan and Norway.

Where is Russian oil extracted?

The largest share of oil and gas production activities in the country take place in Western Siberia. Exploration of natural resources in this area have steadily developed since the 1960s. The second leading region is the Volga-Ural oil and gas province, with major oil deposits situated in Bashkortostan and Tatarstan republics.

How long will Russian oil reserves last?

In 2020, Gazprom Neft’s Head of Strategy and Innovation Sergey Vakulenko stated that Russian oil reserves were sufficient for profitable production with already used technologies and at current rates for approximately 30 more years. Further extraction would be more costly, as it would require innovative equipment.

Russia's oil reserves from 1990 to 2018

Reserves in billion metric tons
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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The figures before 2009 are based on the Exxon Report "Oeldorado 2009". The figures for 2009-2016 are based on "BP Statistical Review of World Energy" (editions 2010-2016). The figures have been rounded.
Reserves include gas condensate and natural gas liquids (NGLs) as well as crude oil.

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