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in In-Game Help by (530 points)

I have used the scanner to drive and walk right up to the location of a crude oil deposit, but when I got there, there wasn't any oil to be found.  According to the scanner the oil is about zero to two meters away, but I don't see any oil.  Has anyone seen this sort of thing?

-Scott V.
by (740 points)
Good evening,

 "I am in the southeast corner" where huge mushrooms are? Then there are indeed three or four crude oil resource nodes but crude oil looks like a huge puddle on the ground and can be overseen easily. At least I did in the beginning...

When you are at the southeast lake in a craterlike biome then you may encountered a bug when not finding oil or just did not saw it. There is oil to be found.

I am sorry for any mistake in this post, english is just not my native language
by (530 points)
Yes, I'm in the biome with the huge mushrooms and grey-ish ground everywhere.  I was right there, oil about 2m away, and didn't see anything, nothing like a huge puddle, just grey ground.  Maybe the oil was 2 or 3m below me, in a cave?  Thanks for the reply.
by (180 points)
Ignore this as I just realized it has been answered, oops I didn't scroll far enough.

I know they revamped the map by moving/removing some of the locations, some have said that if you have already built a pump in those spots that - as long as you haven't removed them it should still work. Perhaps if you bring materials for a pump and try to build it in the area that it says it is, you might get it to snap to the locations. I know in earlier releases I had come across nodes for other resources (uranium), where there was no mesh for the nodes (like coal or Iron have), but a miner was able to snap to the locations.

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by (830 points)
Hi! What's the area of the oil field? (See Biomes map on reddit.) Bye FW
by (530 points)
I found my location on "SatisfactoryMap.com," and I am in the southeast corner of the map, in that grey-colored biome (not sure what you call it).  Interestingly, the map does not show any resouces at my location.  So I think it might be a bug in the scanner.  My location is (179037, 209255, -8561).
-Scott V.
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by (530 points)
Hey, I've answered my own question.  I found the oil, but it was about 40m away from the spot indicated by the scanner.
by (740 points)

so the spot the scanner indicates to where to find the oil is incorrect. That seems to be a bug then. I will try to test this with a new game save and if this flaw is repcoducable so one could file this bug in.
Glad though you can enjoy the game again :-)

English is not my native language so I am sorry for an mistake in this post.

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