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Black Gold
Black Gold
Pelantar Minyak Gerudi Besar, a big oil drilling platform.
Faction Mission
Faction Reapers
Prerequisite Stronghold A Second Amendment
Faction Influence Level 4
Required Chaos 180,000
Location Pulau Dayang Terlena,
Lautan Lama Desert
X:4000; Y:21200

Pelantar Minyak Gerudi Besar
X:800; Y:22500

Chaos 5,000
Cash 10,000
Weapon Parts 1
Vehicle Parts 1

Black Gold is a Reapers mission in Just Cause 2.


Bolo Santosi briefs Rico at the Pulau Dayang Terlena airport and tells him to destroy Panau's only off-shore oil rig, the Pelantar Minyak Gerudi Besar


Use any aircraft from the same airport. There are a couple of planes such as the Si-47 Leopard and G9 Eclipse that are available to use, alongside an AH-33 Topachula helicopter at the airport. Use whichever you like. Just keep in mind that every off-shore rig in Panau has a SAM and that the easiest way is always with a helicopter. Ideally, try and take out the SAM before anything else for an aerial approach.
Black Gold-2

If you were shot down by the SAM, you can complete the mission by the many other available weapons:


  • Do not take out this rig on the west of the Lautan Lama Desert before doing this mission. It's impossible to complete this mission if the rig is already destroyed. Even when you begin the mission, you may want to take extra care, as several people have also reported that after dying while destroying the oil rig, they have not been able to fill the completion bar and thus have rendered the mission impossible to complete. Destroying the central scaffold (drilling tower) in the rig will count as a destroyed oil rig and count towards the total number of rigs that can be destroyed in the game, but will not result in enough damage to complete the mission.
    • Ups and Downs is another mission that might not be safe if you complete the destination base in advance.
  • Depending on the player's navigation, the flight-path leading to the offshore rig might pass over the Unnamed roadstop at X:5180; Y:24840.
  • The name of this mission is a reference to crude oil in general, as it is dark in color and it is becoming more and more difficult to obtain as time goes by. As a result, governments are willing to pay much money (or gold even) to obtain this oil. 


Just Cause 2 - Faction Mission - Black Gold

Just Cause 2 - Faction Mission - Black Gold

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