Estimated oil production capacity for several Gulf countries

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1 with answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The graph shows estimated oil production capacity for several Gulf countries between 1990 and 2010.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

You should write at least 150 words.

Oil Production Capacity (estimated)

Oil Production Capacity

Sample Answer:
The given bar graph presents the estimated oil production capacity of 6 Gulf countries from 1990 to 2010. As is observed from the graph, oil production capacity on Saudi Arabia was highest among the given countries.

According to the given data, Qatar had the lowest oil production capacity initially in 1990, which was less than 1 million barrels per day. In this year Saudi Arabia had the highest oil production capacity amounting over 8 million barrels per day. Oil production capacity of UAE, Iran, Iraq and Kuwait was around 2-3 million barrels per day. This showed that Saudi Arabia had the largest oil production capacity.

Over the years, the oil production capacity of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and UAE kept increasing and in 2010 this capacity reached to around 4 million barrels each day in all of these Gulf countries. Oil production capacity in Qatar showed some fluctuations and remained almost same after 20 years. Finally the oil production capacity in Saudi Arabia reached to over 14 million barrels each day in 2010, which was over three times than any other given gulf country’s oil production capacity.