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Game Info[]

Advanced production improvement. Requires Biology.

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


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 WellPasturePlantationQuarryRailroadRoadTrading Post
Unique Brazilwood Camp BNW-onlyChateau BNW-onlyFeitoria BNW-onlyKasbah BNW-onlyMoai1Polder GodsKings5 clearTerrace Farm1
Great People AcademyCitadelCustoms HouseHoly Site GodsKings5 clearLandmarkManufactory
Scenario specific Hadrian's WallMotte and BaileyPontoon BridgeTipiWajo
1 Requires a DLC

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