For buildings of the same name in other Tropico games, see Oil Well.
Oil Wells provide Crude Oil which can be sold or refined for a better profit margin.
Placed on land over an oil deposit. Once complete there are lots of steel drums about the property, not surprising considering the product of Crude. Trash and a trash-can may appear next to the door(marked by a 'D'), as time passes. Engineers show up, then Teamsters haul the Crude off to an Oil Refinery or Dock.
- "It's high time to show these arrogant Superpowers who's the Man by ruthlessly exploiting earth's riches. Whenever you encounter deposits, you can build a Oil Well and the sweet little money will start rolling in."
- "Produces Crude Oil. Can only be built on land and on an oil deposit."
Even if you have no offshore oil deposit; placing a Refinery will allow the Crude to be processed into higher priced Oil Products, given standard pricing.