Commissioned Oil & Gas Photography

The following are commissioned projects from the last year.

drilling rig, Cimarex, Chevron, West Texas, Delaware Basin, Permian Basin, Monsoon, sepia, lighting, black & white, fine art black & white photography, panorama, instant composite panorama, high resol, photo

Time And Experience

Western Delaware Basin Texas

Time And Experience was photographed in the mountains of the far Western Delaware Basin of Western Texas. Noram rig 24 is shown drilling a directional well for Cimarex and Chevron in the Triple Crown field during the 2015 summer monsoon season. This is a high resolution instant composite panorama made by photographing the left, center and rights quadrants simultaneously with 3 separate but matching camera systems.  The three cameras were attached to a 48" nodal bar and calibrated to capture all three parts of the image at the precise instant the lightning struck.  The result is a image that is twice the resolution of a single frame. Only a few photographers world wide use this technique to instantly capture lighting in high resolution. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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well servicing unit, University Lands, Texas, Martin County, Sunday, Morning, Permian Basin, clouds, sepia, black & white, black and white, mural, high resolution, high resolution mural, fine art mura, photo

Sunday Morning At Yellow Rose

University Lands Martin County Texas

Sunday Morning At Yellow Rose is set on a University Lands lease in Martin County Texas.  This is a 6.24 billion pixel

composition composed of 63 medium format images blended into one 2:1 panorama.  At 20 times the resolution of a normal fine art photograph,  the image was originally engineered to be a fine art mural up to 20x40 feet.  Fine art images in sepia toned black & white printed at this resolution take on a unique pencil drawing look with the finest of details present. The image was made with a 50mm Tilt Shift lens which allows all points in the image to be in perfect focus near to far.  Fine art Oil & Gas Photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Cactus Rig 148, Cimarex, Chevron, Guadalupe Pass, drilling rig, horizontal well, Delaware Basin, West Texas, Permian Basin, photo

Cactus 148 At Guadalupe Pass

Delaware Basin Western Texas

Cactus 148 At Guadalupe Pass features the 16,000 foot horizontal State Street well drilled for Cimarex and Chevron in the Delaware Basin of far Western Texas.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Halliburton, Frac, Wind River Mountains, Wyoming, Panorama, high resolution, photo

Sand Castle Detail

Wind River Range Western Wyoming

Sand Castle Detail  features a quad Sand Castle Halliburton frac job in the Wind River Mountains of Northwestern Wyoming, This is only a part of a seven billion pixel image designed to be a very large mural up to 80 feet in length.  See Sand Castle Panorama for the complete panoramic image. The panoramic version contains approximately one pixel for every person on earth. The ratio is 4:1 so it is four times longer than it is tall.  Fine art prints are available as small as 10x40" and fine art canvas prints are available up to 30x120".  Sand Castle Detail is just a slice of the original panorama only showing the quad Sand Castles and is available in at 2:3 ratio out to 40x60" on fine art canvas or water color paper.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Tall Cotton, Tarzan Texas, Texas, drilling rig, mural, sunset, cotton, farming, vacuum Enclosure, perspective control lens, high resolution, Pioneer Natural Resources, photo

Tall Cotton

Tarzan Texas

"Tall Cotton" features Sendero rig 6 drilling a short vertical well for Pioneer Natural Resources near the small farming comunity of Tarzan Texas.  The emphasis here is the detail in some of the best looking cotton you will ever see.  The camera was mounted in a vacuum enclosure 110 inches above ground level.  The use of a perspective control lens means that each bowel of cotton is perfectly in focus from foreground to horizon as well the drilling rig and spectacular late November sunset.  The image is composed of 4.24 billion pixels and is engineered to be a 12x24 foot fine art mural.

 Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Halliburton Sand Castle, Halliburton,  Frac, Boulder Wyoming, mountains, mural, panorama, high resolution, photo

Sand Castles Panorama

Wind River Mountains Boulder Wyoming

"Sand Castle Panorama" features a quad Sand Castle frac job in the Wind River Mountains of Northwestern Wyoming, This is a seven billion pixel image designed to be a very large mural up to 80 feet in length. The photograph contains approximately one pixel for every person on earth. The ratio is 4:1 so it is four times longer than it is tall.  Fine art prints are available as small as 10x40" and fine art canvas prints are available up to 30x120".  Also see "Sand Castle Cut Out"  which is just a slice of the original panorama only showing the quad Sand Castles.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

Shores pump jack, pumpjack, Lariat Drilling, Lariat Rig 11, Sandridge Energy,  directional well, Andrews Texas, Permian Basin, fall, thunderstorm, photo

Traces Of Autumn

Andrews County Texas

A new Shores pump Jack stands before an early fall thunderstorm on a Sandridge Energy lease in Western Andrews County Texas.  The location is flanked by Lariat Rig 11 drilling the last of eight in line directional wells  on University Land.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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natural gas, Wind River Range, Wyoming, Summer, Spring, mural, high resolution, cows, mountains, snow, fine art, oilfield art, photo

Of Man And Nature

Wind River Range Western Wyoming

Natural gas gathering assets and cows on a high mesa compressed against The Wind River Range in early Summer 2014.  This image was photographed to be used as a very large scale mural up to 20x60 feet. The high level of detail also makes for an incredible fine art print.  The image is composed of 1.24 billion pixels and was photographed at 600mm with a camera mounted in an enclosure to isolate it from the wind.  Oil & Gas Photography for fine art by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Triple Crown gas plant, Delaware Basin, Cimarex, Texas, Midland, Permian Basin, photo

Triple Crown

Culberson County Texas

The Triple Crown Gas plant beneath Guadalupe Pass in far West Texas. The image is part of a year long project commissioned by Cimarex Energy of Colorado. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

Squire Ranch, Garden City, Texas, Oil & Gas Photography, Drilling Rig, Fine Art, Oilfield Art, Apache Corp., Apache, Basic Energy, Basic Energy Rig 45, American Oil & Gas Reporter, Cover, photo

Sunset at Squire Ranch Vertical

Garden City Texas

This is the vertical version of the popular print Sunset At Squire Ranch.  The image features Basic Energy Drilling Rig 45 drilling for Apache Corp. just north of Garden City Texas in September 2012.  The print is also on the cover of The American Oil & Gas Reporter for October 2013 along with the associated article on drilling fluids. The print was taken from 20 feet above ground level utilizing a wide angle tilt shift lens to ensure the highest image quality.  Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Well servicing Unit, Rig Works, Odessa Texas,  Commissioned Photography, Oil & Gas Photography, high resolution, panorama, photo

Rig Works Well Servicing Unit

Odessa Texas

Rig Works Odessa Texas

This is a high resolution multi image panoramic photograph of a new well Servicing Unit built by Rig Works of Odessa Texas.  The image is a composite of eight vertical images giving the final image the detail needed to print up to 40x120" Focus was set manually viewing the face of a dime setting on the fuel tank.  A 24mm tilt shift lens allows all points in the photograph to be near perfectly focused from front to rear. The image was taken from a hight of 14 feet. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

Rig Works, Odessa Texas, Well Servicing Unit, photo

Rig Works Well Servicing Unit #2

Odessa Texas

Rig Works Odessa Texas

 

A standard format image composed of six high resolution images. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.