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An Offshore Platform in Civilization V

Game Info[]

Advanced sea improvement. Requires Refrigeration.


Like the land-based Oil Well, the Offshore Platform grants access to water-based sources of Oil Oil and gives a large Production Production bonus to nearby cities. Notably, it requires Refrigeration on the edge of the Modern Era instead of Biology, meaning these sources of Oil Oil are connected slightly later than those on land. Constructing it requires one Work Boat.

Civilopedia entry[]

The offshore platform is an important late-game improvement as it provides access to the highly prized oil resource, but only when that resource is in the ocean (workers construct wells to access oil that is on land). Work boats are consumed when they construct an offshore platform.

Civilization V Improvements [edit]
Standard CampFarmFishing BoatsFortLumber MillMineOffshore PlatformOil WellPasturePlantationQuarryRailroadsRoadsTrading Post
Unique Brazilwood Camp BNW-only.pngChateau BNW-only.pngFeitoria BNW-only.pngKasbah BNW-only.pngMoai1Polder GodsKings5 clear.pngTerrace Farm1
Great People AcademyCitadelCustoms HouseHoly Site GodsKings5 clear.pngLandmarkManufactory
Scenario specific Hadrian's WallMotte and BaileyPontoon BridgeTipiWajo
1 Requires a DLC

GodsKings5 clear.png Valid only in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
BNW-only.png Valid only in the Brave New World expansion pack.