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An Oil Well in Civilization V

Game Info[]

Advanced production improvement. Requires Biology.

  • Access:
    • Oil Oil strategic resource (land-based)
  • Effect:

Strategy[]

The Oil Well grants access to land-based sources of Oil Oil and gives a large Production Production bonus to nearby cities.

Civilopedia entry[]

The dry-land version of the offshore platform, a well is a late-game improvement which provides access to the crucially-important oil resource.

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.

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