Oil And Gas Exploration

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Golden October Standard (2018)

Golden October was photographed South of Malaga New Mexico in October 2018. While this image is the standard size, the photograph is also available as a high resolution 3:1 and 2:1 panorama as well. The image features a three well Marathon Oil location just South of Malaga New Mexico. The Mountains of Guadalupe Pass can be seen at sunset West of the location. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Golden October 2:1 Panorama (2018)

Golden October was photographed South of Malaga New Mexico in October 2018. While this image is a 2:1 panorama, the photograph is also available as a high resolution 3:1 panorama and a standard size image as well. The image features a three well Marathon Oil location just South of Malaga New Mexico. The Mountains of Guadalupe Pass can be seen at sunset West of the location. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Beneath A Broken Sky Sepia 2:1 Panorama (2019)

Beneath A Broken Sky is a high resolution 2:1 panorama featuring Precision Drilling Corp. rig 555 on a lateral location Northeast of Ft. Stockton Texas. An early Spring servere thunderstorm and lightning provide the backdrop for the image. The panorama is produced in sepia toned black & white. Seven different light levels were blended together to hold back the brightness of the clouds while pulling up darker details in the foreground and subject areas. The image was originally commissioned by Contango Oil & Gas in April 2019.

fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Splendid Isolation 2:1 Panorama (2018)

Early Fall is the the setting for Splendid Isolation.  The image is a 2:1 high resolution panorama featuring a Chevron pad drilling operation spread out before the mountains of Guadalupe Pass in Western Texas. The location straddles the Texas/New Mexico border Northwest of Orla Texas.  The panorama is composited from 63 high resolution images. The finished image is suitable for an extremely detailed fine art mural 12x24 feet. Fine art prints are available from 12x24" to 40x80".

Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty

. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Dawning of a New Day (2019)

Dawning of a New Day features a Winter sunrise on a large Chevron pad drilling operation South of Pecos Texas. Winter stillness and high visibility combine to make a very a highly detailed photograph capable of a 12x24 foot vertical mural. Fine art prints art available up to 40x60".

fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty

. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Contango Sunrise 2:1 panorama (2019)

Contango Sunrise features Precision Drilling Corp. rig 555 drilling a deep lateral well for Contango Oil & Gas near Ft. Stockton Texas. The image is a 2:1 high resolution panorama taken just before sunrise. Left over remnants from thunderstorms the night before contribute to a brilliant sunrise. 

Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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San Andres Sunset and Surface Casing 2:1 Panorama (2017)

San Andres Sunset and Surface Casing features Robinson rig 6 drilling a shallow directional well in the San Andres near Seminole Texas. The rig is shown at sunset running surface casing while flanked by Robinson rig 3 several miles to the West. The image is a high resolution 2:1 panorama. Due to the lens and photographic process used, all areas of the panorama are perfectly focussed from near to far. 

Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty

. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Day Into Night 3:1 Panorama In Sepia (2016)

Day Into Night features a Precision Corp. drilling rig on a directional well 30 miles West of Jal New Mexico during an extraordinary severe thunderstorm. An F3 tornado with a base a quarter mile wide is passing just Southwest of the location. The drill site received baseball sized hail shortly after the image was taken. The image is a 3:1 ratio panorama captured in sepia toned black & white.  98 separate images where combined into one high resolution panorama. 

Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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December Gold

December Gold was photographed at sunrise in Mid December 2018 right before moving to a new location. The image features Precision Drilling Corp. Rig 612 drilling a directional well 20 miles Southwest of Pecos Texas. The still cold dry air contributes to image quality captured in a single long exposure.

Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty . Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Illusionary Warmth 2:1 Panorama (2017)

Illusionary Warmth was photographed during the dead of Winter January 2018 in the sand hills of Western Lea County New Mexico. The image features Frontier rig 26 drilling a directional well for XTO Energy. At first glance the sunrise imparts warmth. In reality the temperature was 13 degrees. Not bad for the Bakken or Boulder Wyoming. Definitely cool for the far Northern Delaware Basin. Look closely and you can see a jackrabbit looking over his shoulder. He stood there for 10 minutes one eyed locked on me hoping not to move. The image is a 2:1 high resolution panorama composited from 63 images made over three minutes time. The lens used was the sharpest yet made by the hand of man. Seven light levels were captured within the 63 images allowing all parts of the image to be recorded in perfect detail.  

Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Color Burst (2018)

Color Burst was photographed in late September 2018 in the Central Delaware Basin just below the New Mexico border. By the end of September drier air begins moving into the Delaware Basin allowing for high visibility and brilliant sunsets each evening. The image features Patterson UTI Rig 562 drilling a directional well for Chevron. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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The Delaware Experience 2:1 Panorama (2018)

The Delaware Experience features a crude oil gathering battery and associated separator with three Patterson drilling rigs pad drilling directional wells in the background. The image is a 2:1 high resolution panorama taken in the last light of sunset in November 2018. 

Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.