|Oil is referred to as "Crude Oil" in the Primitive Plus DLC|
|Tool|| Stone Pick|
|Dropped by||Trilobite, Leech, Basilosaurus|
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|Used to craft||18 items|
|Crafted in|| Cooking Pot|
|Crafting Yields||12 Pieces|
1 × Hesperornis Egg
Oil is a resource in ARK: Survival Evolved.
It can be harvested from dark stones near oil patches in the ocean by using a Pickaxe. It can also be obtained from above-water oil deposits found in and around Whitesky Peak on the island, the top left snow mountain on Ragnarok, or by killing Basilosaurus, Trilobite and Leech. Another way to acquire Oil is to tame creatures that produce Oil, such as the Dung Beetle.
Crafting with Oil[edit | edit source]
Oil is also needed to craft the following items:
- Absorbent Substrate
- Homing Underwater Mine
- Industrial Cooker
- Industrial Forge
- Industrial Grill
- Industrial Grinder
- Silencer Attachment
- Spray Painter
- Tripwire Alarm Trap
Producing Oil[edit | edit source]
Oil can be produced in the following ways:
- Dung Beetle passively produce Oil and Fertilizer with Feces while on wander.
- Hesperornis Egg can be turned into Oil in the Cooking Pot or Industrial Cooker.
- Tusoteuthis and Basilosaurus produce Oil (Tusoteuthis) passively in their inventory.
Gathering Oil[edit | edit source]
Oil can be mined with either a Stone Pick or a Metal Pick. The Stone Pick yields 0-1 oil per oil node, while the Metal Pick yields 0-10 oil per oil node. Besides using tools it is also possible to use a Ankylosaurus or Dunkleosteus to mine oil very effectively.
|Creature / Tool||Gain per action|
There are 3 main environments where oil nodes spawn: the ocean, Underwater caves and along the beach of the Snow Biome. See the interactive Resource Maps for all occurrences in the official maps as well as some Mod maps.
Ocean oil mining[edit | edit source]
Oil nodes can be found all around the map in the oceans. Oil nodes in the ocean are easy to spot as they release a dark stream of oil which floats upwards.
While relatively rare, large clusters of oil nodes can also be found in various ocean floor locations. One such cluster can be found at 10.2 latitude and 25.5 longitude, and yields 300-500 oil depending on harvesting method.
Underwater cave oil mining[edit | edit source]
The highest density of oil nodes can be found in underwater caves, it's possible to get large amounts of oil from just 1 underwater cave. To get to the underwater caves it's recommendable to use both an underwater dinosaur and some way to hold your breath for extended periods underwater, such as Lazarus Chowder or a SCUBA Tank.
Snow Biome beach mining[edit | edit source]
If you don't feel confident underwater, it is possible to gather oil above ground. However these above ground oil nodes all spawn in the treacherous Snow Biome and on various icebergs.
A good strategy to gather these oil nodes effectively as a 2-man team, is to use a Quetzal and a Ankylosaurus. Simply pick up the Ankylosaurus (with your teammate on it), and fly past all the oil nodes, letting the Ankylosaurus mine them on the fly. The weight stat of the Ankylosaurus doesn't matter as all is carried by the quetzal.
Scorched Earth[edit | edit source]
Aberration[edit | edit source]
Other than the above main method, the only source of oil rocks are found at the surfaces of the map. However, the surface contains many dangers such as Reaper King and the accessibility during daytime (the sun will scorch anything during dawn and afternoon). The other method is killing Trilobites near water.
Gallery[edit | edit source]