List of countries by oil production

This is a list of countries by oil production (i.e., petroleum production), as compiled from the U.S. Energy Information Administration database for calendar year 2023, tabulating all countries on a comparable best-estimate basis.

Top 5 oil-producing countries 1980–2022
World oil production

Compared with shorter-term data, the full-year figures are less prone to distortion from periodic maintenance shutdowns and other seasonal cycles.

The volumes in the table represent crude oil and lease condensate, the hydrocarbon liquids collected at or near the wellhead. The volumes in this table does not include biofuel, refinery gain (the increase in liquid volumes during oil refining), or liquids separated from natural gas in gas processing plants (natural gas liquids).[1] Production data including these other liquids is usually referred to as "Total Liquids Production", "Petroleum & Other Liquids", etc.[2]

Under this definition (crude and condensate), total world oil production in 2023 averaged 81,804,000 barrels per day. Approximately 72% of world oil production came from the top ten countries, and an overlapping 35% came from the twelve current OPEC members. Members of OPEC+, which includes current OPEC members produce about 60% of the world's petroleum.

In addition to being top 5 in oil production, the United States and Russia are also top 5 in oil exports, natural gas production and natural gas exports.

2023 marked the sixth straight that the United States led the world in oil production,[3] shale oil fracking has dramatically increased the country's oil output since 2010. The United States also became a net petroleum exporter in 2020, for the first time since at least 1949.[4] U.S. crude oil exports reached a record high in the first half of 2023.[5] U.S. oil production reached a record high in October 2023.[6]

Countries by rank

Country Continent Oil production
December 2023
  United States North America 13,295,000
  Russia Europe/Asia 10,126,000
  Saudi Arabia (OPEC) Asia 8,950,000
  Canada North America 4,971,000
  Iraq (OPEC) Asia 4,375,000
  China Asia 4,172,000
  Iran (OPEC) Asia 4,084,000
  Brazil South America 3,585,000
  United Arab Emirates (OPEC) Asia 3,300,000
  Kuwait (OPEC) Asia 2,644,000
  Mexico North America 1,903,000
  Kazakhstan Asia/Europe 1,897,000
  Norway Europe 1,894,000
  Nigeria (OPEC) Africa 1,573,000
  Qatar Asia 1,322,000
  Libya (OPEC) Africa 1,248,000
  Angola Africa 1,235,000
  Algeria (OPEC) Africa 1,160,000
  Oman Asia 1,040,000
  Colombia South America 787,000
  Venezuela (OPEC) South America 770,000
  Argentina South America 677,000
  United Kingdom Europe 647,000
  Indonesia Asia 605,000
  Azerbaijan Asia/Europe 601,000
  India Asia 589,000
  Egypt Africa 559,000
  Guyana South America 555,000
  Malaysia Asia 525,000
  Ecuador South America 486,000
  Australia Oceania 395,000
  Congo (OPEC) Africa 253,000
  Gabon (OPEC) Africa 220,000
  Turkmenistan Asia 191,000
  Ghana Africa 175,000
  Bahrain Asia 167,000
  Vietnam Asia 165,000
  South Sudan Africa 160,000
  Thailand Asia 136,000
  Chad Africa 126,000
  Italy Europe 119,000
  Brunei Asia 100,000
  Syria Asia 95,000
  Turkey Asia/Europe 89,000
  Pakistan Asia 83,000
  Equatorial Guinea (OPEC) Africa 79,000
  Sudan Africa 71,000
  Denmark Europe 58,000
  Romania Europe 57,000
  Trinidad and Tobago South America 54,000
  Cameroon Africa 49,000
  Peru South America 44,000
  Tunisia Africa 33,000
  Germany Europe 32,000
  Uzbekistan Asia 32,000
  Papua New Guinea Oceania 31,000
  Cuba North America 30,000
  Senegal Africa 30,000
  Belarus Europe 29,000
  Ivory Coast Africa 29,000
  Netherlands Europe 28,000
  Bolivia South America 22,000
  Hungary Europe 20,000
  DR Congo Africa 19,000
  Poland Europe 18,000
  Israel Asia 15,000
  Mongolia Asia 15,000
  Yemen Asia 15,000
  Albania Europe 14,000
  Serbia Europe 13,000
  Suriname South America 13,000
  France Europe 12,000
  New Zealand Oceania 11,000
  Croatia Europe 10,000
  Austria Europe 8,800
  Myanmar Asia 7,100
  Kyrgyzstan Asia 6,200
  Guatemala North America 6,000
  Niger Africa 6,000
  East Timor Asia 5,000
  Japan Asia 3,500
  Bangladesh Asia 3,000
  Chile South America 2,300
  Greece Europe 1,500
  Czech Republic Europe 1,400
  Barbados North America 1,000
  Bulgaria Europe 1,000
  South Africa Africa 1,000
  Philippines Asia 900
  Belize North America 800
  Lithuania Europe 700
  Tajikistan Asia 300
  Georgia Europe/Asia 200
  Taiwan Asia 200
  Jordan Asia <100
  Morocco Africa <100
  Slovakia Europe <100
  Somaliland Africa <100
  Spain Europe <100
World 82,922,000

See also



  1. ^ a b "Crude Oil including Lease Condensate Monthly". U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Retrieved 3 April 2024.
  2. ^ "Petroleum & Other Liquids". US Energy Information Administration.
  3. ^ "US leads global oil production for sixth straight year- EIA". Reuters. 5 March 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2024.
  4. ^ "Oil and petroleum products explained". Energy Information Administration. 2 October 2023.
  5. ^ "U.S. crude oil exports reached a record high in first half of 2023". Energy Information Administration. 10 October 2023.
  6. ^ Borenstein, Seth (20 October 2023). "US oil production hits all-time high, conflicting with efforts to cut heat-trapping pollution". Associated Press News.