Crude oil.pngCrude Oil Oil Driller Tycoon logo.png
OilDriller.JPG
Construction Cost Credits-icon.png150 · Building Modules 1 · Tools 1 · Concrete 3
Maintenance Cost Ecobal-icon.png -3 ·  Balance -15 · Energy -4
Size 3x4
Hitpoints 1000
Produces Crude Oil
Unlock 600 Tycoon Employees

The Oil Driller can be used to produce Crude Oil on islands which have the resource available. These are optimally used in a 3:1 ratio between Oil Drillers and Oil Refineries.

It is the only building able to produce Crude Oil on land, however it has only a third of the output of an Oil Rig. It also is not susceptible to fires or oil spills.

Note that sometimes you have spare space where no other building fits so you can build more oil drillers there.

Don't forget about the problems with Ecobalance caused by oil drillers. It costs you 9 points every 3 buildings, so increasing oil production can place heavy strains on the ecosystem.

Vadim Sokow has his own type of Oil Driller, the Oil Driller Sokow Transnational, which is three times as productive. You can research the blueprint in the Academy when you've reached 1250 Geniuses (and so it's only available in the Deep Ocean expansion).

Production Chains Utilizing this Building[edit | edit source]

Tycoon[edit | edit source]

Plastics.pngResource refill.png Plastics
Using Oil Driller
Tycoon logo.png
Credits 1050  · Balance -75  · Energy -16  · Ecobal-icon.png -17
Building Modules 7 · Tools 12 · Concrete 16
Crude OilCrude Oil
Oil Driller
3 @ 100%
Cflow-E.png Oil
Oil Refinery
1 @ 100%
Cflow-E.png Plastics
Plastics Factory
1 @ 100%

Tech[edit | edit source]

Kerosene.png Kerosene
Using Oil Driller
SAAT logo.png
Credits 1350  · Balance -100  · Energy -20  · Ecobal-icon.png -19
Building Modules 17 · Tools 9 · Concrete 9 · Carbon 10
Crude OilCrude Oil
Oil Driller
3 @ 100%
Cflow-E.png Oil
Oil Refinery
1 @ 100%
Cflow-E.png Kerosene
Fuel Factory
1 @ 100%

Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Most are research projects at the Academy.

Type Quality Icon Name Effect Description Costs

Ark Item Gold star small.png Oil item.pngResource refill.png Automatic deposits survey Resource Quantity: -20% Provides better mining planning.

Ark Item Gold star small.png Oil item.pngEco cost.png Low friction flush head Ecobalance: -30% Gentle mining.

Ark Item Gold star small.pngGold star small.png Oil item.pngMultiple effects.png Loss-free primary extraction Ecobalance: -40% Resource Quantity: -30% Prevents minor accidental spills.

Ark Item Gold star small.pngGold star small.pngGold star small.png Oil item.pngMultiple effects.png Crude oil sump recycling Ecobalance: -50% Resource Quantity: -40% Uses all of the Resource.

Warehouse-slot-icon.pngDeepOceanOverlay.png Gold star small.pngGold star small.pngGold star small.png Oil item.pngConstruction plan.png Blueprint: Oil Driller Sokow Transnational
Allows the construction of an Oil Driller Sokow Transnational.
Made by Sokow Transnational.

  • Note that blueprint can be used once and when you want to build more Sokow's Oil Drillers you must create new blueprints.
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