Oil reserves in the United Kingdom 1990-2018

This statistic shows the oil reserves in the United Kingdom from 1990 to 2018. In 2018, oil reserves in the United Kingdom amounted to around 300 million metric tons. The United Kingdom relies heavily on energy imports.

United Kingdom oil reserves from 1990 to 2018

Reserves in billion metric tons
20180.3
20170.3
20160.3
20150.4
20140.4
20130.4
20120.4
20110.4
20100.4
20090.4
20080.4
20070.5
20000.7
19950.6
19900.5
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Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Total proved reserves of oil: generally taken to be those quantities that geological and engineering information indicates with reasonable certainty can be recovered in the future from known reservoirs under existing economic and operating conditions.
Reserves include gas condensate and natural gas liquids (NGLs) as well as crude oil.
The figures through 2009 are taken from the Exxon report “Oeldorado 2009”.
Figures from 2010 to 2017 are taken from previous editions of BP's statistical reviews.
For clarity purposes, the figures have been rounded.

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