Resources are scarce and expensive, and a single consortium abuses its monopoly. The global economy is on the verge of collapse, and the fight for oil is no longer being conducted only at the diplomatic level. After numerous wars, the consortium was broken up and a joint association, the "World Oil Association" was founded. From then on, their task was to distribute the oil reserves evenly and to prevent the formation of a repeated monopoly.
Oil Imperium takes place in our time and in a world modeled on reality. At the beginning of the game, the player gives his company a name that is intended to denote future strength and power. There are a number of fields of action on which the player can operate. These are the extraction of the raw material oil, the research of processing techniques for the production of fuel, secret service activities and the fight with weapons to take over scarce resources and sabotage.
The combination of production, refinement and the fight for scarce raw materials results in a multitude of individual play options. To increase the intensity of the game, the player can interact with other players directly by founding a corporation.