Working Oil Well In FTB

Discussion in 'Community Showcase' started by Arom123, Jul 27, 2013.


What should I do next?

  1. Refinary

    4 vote(s)
  2. Fuel Tanks

    5 vote(s)
  3. Engine Blocks

    5 vote(s)
  4. Ship Dock

    7 vote(s)
  1. Arom123

    Arom123 New Member

    Hey Guys!
    I am working on a large project, A working Oil well in FTB Ultimate.
    Its not done, But so far ive got
    • Living quarters and entertainment center.
    • Kitchen
    • Restroom
    • Spire with Pump
    • Tanks
    • Command Center
    The Well is "working", meaning that it pumps oil, and puts it in tanks, but i have much to do.

    I plan on adding
    • Refinery
    • Engine Blocks
    • Fuel tanks
    • Ship docking station and pump into ship
    • Helipad
    • I have taken a ton of screen shots.
      Ok Guys that's all of em. So im looking for some comments on design and usability. I will be putting a Download link in a bit.
    Computer Controls:
    First Computer(Second level of Command Center)
    -Open(opens door)
    Second Computer(Second level of Command Center)
    -Open(opens door)
    Third Computer(Top level)
    oil-on(Turns on Pump/Blue light)
    oil-off(turns off pump/Blue light)
    alarm(Turns on flashing red light+alarms)
    alarm-off(Turns off flashing light+alarms)
    Download(Contains additional pipes which is required)
    Updated with corner supports
    Please give feed back!
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  2. GeorgeP

    GeorgeP New Member

    Cool man, you should add support for the corners of the base:)
  3. Arom123

    Arom123 New Member

    Good Idea! Ill add some smaller pillars at the other 4 corners
  4. Arom123

    Arom123 New Member

    Added Supports for the corners

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  5. Saice

    Saice New Member

    I dig it. To bad oil does not work like ti does in real life where a rig like this can tap a feild for years.

    Maybe if you lucked out and for one of the oil feild biomes.

    But yeah nice build. Needs an oil tanker to go with it.
  6. dgdas9

    dgdas9 New Member

    Looks good...
  7. Arom123

    Arom123 New Member


    I got the refinery and fuel tanks done!

    Also, a crane! [​IMG] With tank filling station.[​IMG] The idea is that some of the fuel will be pumped into this "movable tank" Which will but put on the tanker ship with the crane, while the rest of the fuel is pumped into the ship's internal tank.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] And its all controlled with the central computer.
    Commands are :
    "refinary-on" (i know refinery is spelled wrong, but i dont feel like rewriting the code)turns on pumps from oil and the refinery itself.
    "refinary-off" Turns off the pumps and refinery

    Next is:
    • adding a light to tell if the refinery is on or not
    • Ship Dock
    • Tanker ship (big project-lots of time)
    • Engine Bank
    I will be updating the Download link on the op.
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  8. aaninja64

    aaninja64 New Member

    Was this inspired at all by the build by Sjin, of the Yogscast? If not, get inspired.
  9. Arom123

    Arom123 New Member

    Haha Yes it was.
  10. dwappo

    dwappo New Member

    D: Too bad you can't do anything with frames (moveable crane anyone?). But this looks impressive! :D
  11. Arom123

    Arom123 New Member

    Haha the thought crossed my mind, but im not THAT good with RP2 so maybe in a while.
  12. dwappo

    dwappo New Member

    Sorry, I didn't mean to say you couldn't do anything with frames. (my derpy self thought you were on 1.5 xDD)
  13. Arom123

    Arom123 New Member

    Update 2
    I took yesterday off from building, but im back!
    I did some finishing touches on the well, and started on the oil tanker
    I had a bit of a problem with water, but nothing a little pump cant fix
    Tomorrow im gonna start on some structures on the ship
  14. Airship

    Airship New Member

    Dear me this looks great! What else is really awesome is you're using buildcraft, a mod that many has left by the wayside. This proves that used correctly, buildcraft can and will look amazing! It's too bad you're playing the older version though, newer versions made some rare oilspawns renewable, which would be perfect for a build like this.
  15. Christian Sinclair

    Christian Sinclair New Member

    I'm sorry, what? since when? how does it work?

    On topic, this build is amazing, I love how this looks and may have to do something similar in my world
  16. Airship

    Airship New Member

    Some oil spouts in newer versions reach down to bedrock. At the bottom of these kinds of spouts, there is a type of bedrock block that will slowly generate oil. It's slow, but at least it's there :)
  17. Christian Sinclair

    Christian Sinclair New Member

    Hehe, that sounds very very nice indeed
  18. Adonis0

    Adonis0 New Member

    If/when I find one of these, it deserves to have an oil rig platform built in honor of it.
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  19. Molten

    Molten New Member

    I was sent here by a tweet from Covert Jaguar. Seems your work has been noticed :)
    (apart from being the author of railcraft, he is one of the main people who maintain buildcraft for those who don't know)

    Sorry if it's allready been suggested but how about the arm you see on rigs that burns the small amount of gas that's often found with oil.
    It's sometimes just a vertical structure but other time a horizontal crane like arm with a large flame at the end safely burning away the gas.
    Must be a few ways to do a flame and will look good at night.

    If your not sure what I mean google "oil rig flare boom" and check images.
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  20. Bevo

    Bevo New Member

    Same! :)

    This is absolutely brilliant. I love it. Great job!

    If there is anything I could suggest it would be the flames coming out of the top somewhere like you see on real oil things. :) Could be like a lit neterrack with a railcraft smoker near it (you could even operate that smoker with redstone for when the oil is being processed.) Also I think twilight forest has a thing that shoots flames you can use. You would need to provide a good source of constant lava under it that it would use. But that could be very cool.

    Again, fantastic job. I love seeing stuff like this. :)

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