Oil And Gas Exploration

Cactus Drilling, West Texas, Permian Basin, Oil & Gas Photography, Drilling Rig, Cactus Rocket Rig, Sepia, wind break, sharp, lateral, gas well, natural gas, 100 megapixel, Delaware Basin, photo

Torsion

"Torsion" features Cactus Rocket Rig 148 drilling a two mile lateral gas well in the Delaware Basin of far West Texas. This is a 100 megapixel file so the finest details are present even in sizes out to 40x80" or 40x120".   An alpine wind break was constructed on-site insuring that the camera was isolated in near total vacuum.  This print is one of the single sharpest images I have taken and the first from the Schneider PC TS Super-Agulon 50mm f/2.8 Lens.  Oil & Gas Photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

Wyoming, Fall, drilling rig, Patterson UTI, Patterson Drilling, high resolution, Boulder Wyoming, lateral well, gas well, oilfield, photo

Disheveled Sky

"Disheveled Sky" features a Patterson UTI drilling rig under an unsettled sky in early fall near Boulder Wyoming. Fall comes early at 8000 feet drilling in the mountains on Northwestern Wyoming.  This is the standard size version of a very high resolution image available in all sizes from 3:1 panoramic down to standard size. Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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

Tall Cotton

"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.

Cactus rig 110, high resolution, mountains, West Texas, Delaware Basin, lateral gas well, drilling rig, vertical print, photo

Cactus 110 At Alysheba

Cactus 110 At Alysheba is a high resolution vertical print featuring a 1.25 mile lateral gas well drilled in a joint Cimarex and Chevron venture in the mountains of far Western Texas.   Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

drilling rig, Cactus rig 148, Delaware Basin, Permian Basin, New Mexico, Texas, panorama, high resolution, lateral gas well, Thunderstorm, mountains, photo

Storm At Middle Ground

In Storm At Middle Ground Cactus Rocket Rig 148 can be seen drilling a lateral gas well in the mountains of far Western Texas. A severe thunderstorm on the Texas and New Mexico border forms the backdrop for the image. The photograph is a composite 2:1 panoramic image created using sixty three 50 megapixel images.  The process makes for a very detailed image and contributes to the three dimensional feel people notice in my work.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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

Cactus 148 At Guadalupe Pass

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

drilling rig, Patterson UTI, Wyoming, Boulder Wyoming, Fall, mountains, fine art oil & gas photography, photo

DISHEVELED SKY IN SEPIA

"Disheveled Sky" features a Patterson UTI drilling rig under an unsettled sky in early fall near Boulder Wyoming. Fall comes early at 8000 feet drilling in the mountains on Northwestern Wyoming.  This is the standard size version of a very high resolution image available in all sizes from 3:1 panoramic down to standard size. Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

Delaware Basin, Permian Basin, drilling rig, lightning, night, monsoon, Orla Texas, shale exploration, thunderstorm, Texas, fine art, oil & gas, composite photography, lightning photography, composite, photo

The End Of Tranquility In Sepia

The End Of Tranquility In Sepia was shot during the 2017 Summer Monsoon in the Western Delaware Basin near Orla Texas. The image was made using three high resolution cameras calibrated together and aimed each at a third of the location.  The three images are then composited together to make one very high resolution image. The use of three cameras is necessary when photographing lightning due to its unpredictable and transitory nature.  The end result is the highest quality image possible.  This is especially important when producing very large scale fine art photography such as a fine art mural.  The resolution in this print would support a mural up to 16 feet wide. The boost in resolution also makes for very finely detailed fine art prints on canvas or water color paper.

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

Cactus Drilling, Culberson County Texas, lateral well, mural, high resolution, Permian Basin, West Texas, Western Texas, mountains, oil & gas, legal, financial, photograph, fine art, panorama, photo

War Admiral

"War Admiral" features Cactus rig 122 drilling a lateral gas well in the mountains of far Western Texas.  The image is actually a composite of ninety four separate images combined into one very high resolution photograph.  The image was taken from an elevated viewpoint which shows all aspects of a lateral drilling operation in the finest detail.  This image is especially popular in financial and legal offices involved in oil & gas as it can provide a very detailed overview of all the components of a lateral drilling operation.  The image is actually only half of a larger panorama which includes a completed and producing location to west.  The complete panorama may be used as a wall mural up to 20x80 feet.  The pastel colors in this image work especialy well with fine art prints on water color paper.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

Unit Corp., drilling rig, Wyoming, Pinedale, Pinedale Anticline, Wind River Mountains, Winter, snow, Yellowstone, Tetons, natural gas, wolves, mule dear, exploration , photo

Dichotomy

A large mule dear appears to stand guard in front of Unit Corp. drilling rig 125 operating in The Wind River Mountains of Western Wyoming. Each year herds of antelope and mule dear come down from the heavy snow pack of the Tetons and Yellowstone National Park to winter over in this area.  Over the years exploration has decreased with natural gas prices and now only a few rigs remain.  With the introduction of wolves to the area the mule dear now can now been seen using the the remaining rigs for cover.  Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

Cactus Drilling, rig 122, mountains, Texas, thunderstorm, oilfield art, Spring, sepia, black and white, Delaware Basin, Permian Basin, drilling rig, photo

Wind, Sand And Oil

"Wind, Sand And Oil" features Cactus Drilling Rig 122 drilling in the mountains of far Western Texas.  This is day 2 on a new location during rig up.  The pulverized dry caliche of the new location lifts easily into the air as a strong wind shift line produced by Spring thunderstorms moves though the valley.  Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

Drilling rig, Delaware Basin, Rain, Thunderstorm, evening, New Mexico, Carlsbad, Artesia, Silver Oak, Rig 1, panorama, high resolution, mural, fine art mural, October, monsoon, black & white, sepia , photo

An Evening To Remember Sepia Version (2017)

An Evening to Remember is set in the Northern Delaware Basin of Eastern New Mexico. The image features Silver Oak Rig 1 drilling between Carlsbad and Artesia New Mexico just after an evening thunderstorm. The image was taken at the end of a late monsoon season in October 2017. The panorama consist of 63 high resolution images rendering 7 levels of light. The final panorama has a ratio of 2:1 and suitable resolution for a 12x24 foot fine art mural. Fine art prints with extraordinary detail are available up to 40x80".  Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.