Oil And Gas Production

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Alpine High Double Completion 2:1 Panorama (2018)

Alpine High Double Completion features two completion crews silhouetted against a December sunset in late 2018. The Northern Davis Mountains of Western Texas provide the backdrop as the sun strikes the horizon. 

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

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Silent Elegance 3:1 Panorama (2018)

Silent Elegance features a networked SWD at sunset in late September 2018. The image is a high resolution 3:1 panorama exposed over a 6 minute period. The image captures the very last rays of light in very clear dry air near Pecos Texas. The SWD is part of a network of over 20 SWDs linked together for midstream salt water deposal.  At 16 billion pixels, the image is the highest resolution I have taken. Prints are available up to 160 inches wide and murals up 90 feet. 


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.

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Delaware SWD at Sunrise 2:1 Panorama (2018)

Delaware SWD at Sunrise. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Dodge City Fall Panorama 3:1 (2018)

Dodge City Fall Panorama was photographed South of Dodge City Kansas in late October 2018.The image features a pump jack on a stripper well set in a grain field at harvest time.  Three wind turbines can be seen in the background. The image is a 3:1 high resolution composite panorama made from 98 exposures. The image is available in 3:1, 2:1 and standard 2:3 format. 

Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty


Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Separator Battery And Autumn Sunset (2017)

Separator Battery And Autumn Sunset was photographed in The San Andres near Seminole Texas. The image is a 3:1 high resolution panorama in the highest detail. Large separator batteries are common in this area due to the volume of produced water associated with oil production.  

Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty


Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Worlds Largest Snubbing Job (2018)

Worlds Largest Snubbing Job (2018) was photographed in Louisiana in the Summer of 2018. The image is a 2:1 vertical panorama available up to 80" high. The snubbing job features 7  21.25" blowout preventers and 8 5/8" pipe. Pressure is 3200psi. Each BOP weighs in at 40,000lbs. and the total stack is 125 feet tall. Total weight for the stack including the substructure was 435,000 lbs. 

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

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When The Sun Settles Down

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Remnant At Square Lake (2018)

Remnant At Square Lake  was photographed in the Permian Basin near the sand hills of Square Lake in Northwestern Lea County New Mexico. The location is an old stripper well originally drilled around 1980.  The Pump Jack was photographed at a close upward angle using a tilt shift or perspective control lens.  The use of this lens renders perfect focus thought the image. The lens also provides a strong three dimensional feel when used in this way.


Fine art photography of oilfield production assets by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Separators And Battery At Sunset (2018)

Separators And Battery At Sunset  was photographed in the central Permian Basin on a Battery and separator complex gathering oil & gas from several San Andres horizontal wells.  The image is a 2:1 panorama composited from 63 high resolution images taken with the world's sharpest 55mm lens. The image is suitable for a large fine art mural or extraordinarily detailed fine art prints from 12x24' to 40x80".  Fine art oil & gas photography of production and midstream assets by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Baker Downhole Pumps In Sepia (2017)

Baker Downhole Pumps In Sepia features an SWD photographed in the Delaware Basin after a heavy rain storm. This is an extraordinarily detailed image consisting of 63 high resolution images composited together. The sepia or brown toning in this black & white image matches dark wood or leather in an office decor perfectly.  See the Midstream or Sepia Collection gallery for other examples of oil & gas assets photographed with this sepia toning.  Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Holding On To Summer (2017)

Holding On To Summer features an SWD photographed against a beautiful turbulent sunset in the central Delaware Basin of Western Texas. My favorite time of year to photograph the Delaware is during the rainy season from June through October. With the right light an ordinary oilfield asset such as this one can be turned into a work of art. This image is actually a composite of 63 high resolution images into one panorama that is up to 16 times the resolution of traditional professional photography. The bump in resolution and detail allows the image to be used as a fine art wall mural as large as 20x40 feet.  The image can also be reproduced as a fine art print with a sense of depth and detail that few people will ever see. Fine art prints on canvas or smooth water color paper are available from 12x24" to 40x80".  Going into 2018 I will be photographing  water infrastructure and Midstream oil & gas assets throughout the Delaware Basin. Commissioned projects are available.

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

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Two Booms Back 2 (2011)

A long abandoned pump jack stands frozen in stride on the High Plains of Eastern New Mexico. "Two Booms Back" has always been a favorite image.  A wide angle perspective control or tilt shift lens gives this image near perfect focus in all areas.  The strong three dimensional feel in the image is enhanced by shifting the lens up while keeping the camera and sensor level.  In late 2013 the image was added to the fine art collection of British Petroleum in London.  Oil and Gas Photography for Fine Art By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Two Booms Back

 A long abandoned pumpjack stands frozen in stride  on the Eastern Plains of Lea County New Mexico. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Cloud Walker (2013)

Just a walk in the clouds...breaking in a new well servicing unit near Andrews Texas.  Medium Format image at 80 megapixels printable up 24x36 feet for large format murals.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Edge Of The Day 2 (2010)

Over the course of only four hours,  a small very well defined wave of atmospheric energy moves from Salt Lake City to Southeastern New Mexico providing a brilliant sunset.  Oil and Gas Photography for Fine Art By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Pioneer Sunset

"Pioneer Sunset" was taken on a Pioneer Natural Resources lease about 7 miles south of Stanton Texas on June 7th 2013. The Image features a Sentry Pioneer Resources pump jack and redeveloping super cell thunderstorm which earlier produced several tornadoes near Andrews Texas. "Epic" and "Passage To Midnight" show the same storm as it continued to redevelop into the evening. Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty.

 

. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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New Mexico Sky

A lone pumpjack photographed before a late evening super cell thunderstorm on the high plains of Eastern New Mexico. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Epic

A pump jack, lightning and supercell thunderstorm on a Pioneer lease south of Stanton Texas. June 2013. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Passage To Midnight

A lighting strike during a long exposure captures the continuos motion of a lone pump jack south of Stanton Texas in early June 2013.  This is a very special print engineered for 5000K or day light spot lighting tuned with a dimmer.  In darker prints such as this one I use pure black & white as oposed to sepia or brown toning. This a higher resolution print available in sizes up to 40x80". Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Uncertain Times (Color)

A well servicing rig stands idle beneath an unsettled sky in Uncertain Times. This is a high resolution 2:1 panoramic color print photographed near Button Mesa New Mexico in early April 2015.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Summer Sky (2013)

The wide open high grassland of Chavez County New Mexico is the setting for "Summer Sky".  Each year the summer monsoon season brings continuous thunderstorm activity from July through September to the mile high prairie of East Central New Mexico.  2014 has brought over twenty inches of rain in less than six weeks and helped to alleviate a four year drought.  The area is dominated by shallow and medium depth gas and oil production established in the boom of the early 80's.  Today only a hand full of shallow vertical wells have been drilled here over the past few years. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Remnants Of Light

Remnants Of Light features a lone pumpjack and battery in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado. This is a high resolution sepia toned black & white image shot in late fall 2014

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

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Sunset At Outland

"Sunset At Outland" features a Champion pump jack or pumping unit on a Devon federal lease in far Western Lea County New Mexico.  A long set of exposures captures the rapid movement of a Jet Max moving through the mid and upper atmosphere. A Jet Max is a core of rapidly moving wind in the upper atmosphere.  The wind at 30,000 feet was blowing out of the west at 220 knots.  A fetch of moisture originating off the coast of Baja Mexico is seen caught up in the wind and being rapidly ejected eastward.   The photograph is a 160 megapixel composite featuring multiple focus points using the newly released Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon.  The result is an image with near perfect focus in all zones near to far.  The image may be printed 60x120" with no loss of detail and architectural Installations are available up to 30x60 feet.  The image will be the featured artwork for February at Taste@508 a European Cafe and coffee shop located across the street from the Petroleum Club in downtown Midland Texas. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Peyote Sunset

Even in drought conditions the Permian Basin can be beautiful for at least fifteen minutes each day.  "Peyote Sunset" features a salt water disposal battery or SWD flanked by a Precision Corp. drilling rig and grand West Texas Winter sunset.  This is the 2:1 ratio high resolution panoramic format consisting of 6.24 billion pixels.  The print is suitable for a fine art mural printed 20x60 feet.  Fine art water color prints and fine art canvas prints are available up 40x80".  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Triple Crown At Guadalupe Pass

Triple Crown At Guadalupe Pass features a gas plant in Culberson County Texas.  The image is a 2:1 panorama availble in sizes as large as 40x80"

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

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Into The Green

Into The Green is a high resolution 3:1 panorama originally commissioned to be a 8x24 foot backdrop for a reception area. The finest of details are evident even at close inspection due to the resolution and the use of a perspective control lens.  The setting is early summer in Reagan County Texas after drought busting rains.  The image is available on fine art canvas or water color fine art paper from small sizes out to 100 inches in length. Fine art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Our Endless Numbered Days

Our Endless Numbered Days features an Oxy USA pumpjack pumped off before an empending winter storm on the high plains of Eastern New Mexico.  The image is a high resolution fifty megapixel photograph in sepia toned black & white.  A perspective control lens normally used for architectural subjects allows all points near to far to be in perfect focus.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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An Unfinished Story

"An Unfinished Story" was originally just a test shot from an infrared modified camera on a new location I was scouting in March of 2014. The image has since become a popular item in my Sepia Collection.  Look for a grand color or sepia panoramic from this location featuring the large thunderstorm complexes that frequently move out of Southern Colorado into the Texas Panhandle over the Summer months.  Most of the locations I choose to photograph are scouted months or years in advance. Particular weather events provide the backdrop I am looking for. Wide open locations like this one where the camera is directed northeast provide an incredible foreground for a thunderstorm complex up to 200 miles away.   The image here was captured utilizing a new prototype 100 inch tripod and panoramic head from Really Right Stuff.  The height above the ground contributes to the view all the way to the horizon miles away.  Oil & Gas Photography for fine art by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Uncertain Times

A well servicing rig stands idle beneath an unsettled sky in Uncertain Times. This is a high resolution 2:1 panoramic sepia toned black & white print photographed near Button Mesa New Mexico in early April 2015.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Cloud Walker In Sepia

Just a walk in the clouds...breaking in a new well servicing unit near Andrews Texas.  Sepia Medium Format image at 80 megapixels printable up 24x36 feet for large format murals.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Anaconda Detail

Anaconda Detail is a midstream gas asset detail image featuring ABB Total Flow Measurement Control Systems in very high resolution 2:3 panoramic format.  The location is 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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Anaconda

Anaconda is an asset detail image shot in very high resolution 2:1 panoramic format.  The location is in the Delaware Basin. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Last Light Of Day

Last Light Of Day features natural gas gathering assets at twilight on a cold clear evening in the mountains of far Western Texas.  Culberson County Texas continues to provide some of the best horizontal gas plays as evidenced by continued drilling and the build out of midstream facilities such as this one.  The image is a high resolution fifty megapixel photograph.  A perspective control lens normally used for architectural subjects allows all points near to far to be in perfect focus.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Aerial Frac Water Detail

Aerial Frac Water Detail features a 400,000 barrel frac water impoundment servicing new wells being completed in the far Western Delaware Basin.  The 30 foot depth of this pond contributes to its massive capacity.  Water continues to be the most important asset in the nation's most productive new oil & gas field.   Oil & water logistics is rapidly becoming one of the most critical parts of the completion business.  Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty.

. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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I stood Beneath An Orange Sky (2017)

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Sunday Morning At Yellow Rose

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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Delaware Injection Site In Sepia

Delaware Injection Site In Sepia features an injection facility for a saltwater disposal unit in the Northwestern Delaware Basin of New Mexico.  The facility is set against an unsettled sky in early fall 2016. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Summer Sky Panorama In Sepia

Summer Sky Panorama In Sepia

The wide open high grassland of Chavez County New Mexico is the setting for "Summer Sky Panorama In Sepia".  Each year the summer monsoon season brings continuous thunderstorm activity from July through September to the mile high prairie of East Central New Mexico.  2014 has brought over twenty inches of rain in less than six weeks and helped to alleviate a four year drought.  The area is dominated by shallow and medium depth gas and oil production established in the boom of the early 80's.  Today only a hand full of shallow vertical wells have been drilled here over the past few years. Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty.
Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Storm Light Panorama

Early Spring on the high plains of Chavez County New Mexico is the setting for Storm Light Panorama. The photograph is a high resolution oil & gas 3:1 panorama taken on Button Mesa in the far Northwestern Permian Basin. The large thunderstorms in the background are in the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma 175 and 225 miles Northeast.   Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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At Days End Sepia Version

At Days End features a Key Energy well servicing location and Lufkin pump jack on a Chevron lease in Southern Midland County Texas.  The image is a high resolution 2:1 panorama available in fine art sizes up to 40x80".  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Eagle Ford Water Asset Detail

Eagle Ford Water Asset Detail

This is a high resolution aerial detail featuring water assets on an Eagle Ford lease in Southwestern Texas.

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

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Slam Valves At Blackjack Fed (2015)

Slam Valves At Blackjack Fed

This is an asset detail image featuring slam valves on a produced water storage tank in Western Oklahoma.  The image is actually four 50 megapixel images composited into one very high resolution image.  

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

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The Blue Hour

The Blue Hour

This image features an aerial panoramic view of a Schlumberger frac set in the mountains of the far Western Delaware Basin in West Texas.

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

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Frac At Spanish Trail

Frac At Spanish Trail

The image features a frac job and Precision Pressure Pumping assets on a multistage directional well in Western Midland County Texas. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Winters Solitude

Winter on the high plains of Chavez County New Mexico is the setting for Winters Solitude. The photograph is a high resolution 3:1 panoramic taken on Button Mesa in the far Northwestern Permian Basin.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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At Days End

At Days End features a Key Energy well servicing location and Lufkin pump jack on a Chevron lease in Southern Midland County Texas.  The image is a high resolution 2:1 panorama available in fine art sizes up to 40x80".  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Water Assets Panorama #3

Water Assets Panorama #3 features four 40,000 barrel frac containment ponds on a Mycelx water recycling location in the Delaware Basin near Orla Texas.  This is a high resolution 3:1 aerial panoramic image suitable for fine art prints up to 100 inches.  The photograph is part of a three part set featuring different angles of the same location. Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty

 
. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Water Assets Panorama #2

Water Assets Panorama #2 features four 40,000 barrel frac containment ponds on a Mycelx water recycling location in the Delaware Basin near Orla Texas.  This is a high resolution 3:1 aerial panoramic image suitable for fine art prints up to 100 inches.  The photograph is part of a three part set featuring different angles of the same location. Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Water Assets Panorama #1

Water Assets Panorama #1 features four 40,000 barrel frac containment ponds on a Mycelx water recycling location in the Delaware Basin near Orla Texas.  This is a high resolution 3:1 aerial panoramic image suitable for fine art prints up to 100 inches.  The photograph is part of a three part set featuring different angles of the same location.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Calm After The Storm

Calm After The Storm features a new well servicing unit on a muddy location in the Permian Basin near Rankin Texas. ¬†Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Infinite Recursion

A crude oil  tanker truck begins its two hour round trip beneath a stormy sky on a location near Antelope Ridge New Mexico.  Day and night this Infinite Recursion hard on man and machine is necessary to bring the nations oil to market.  Antelope Ridge New Mexico is the sweet spot for productive new plays in the Western Delaware Basin of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico with new wells producing upward of 2000 barrels of oil daily. New drilling activity continues here like nowhere else in the Permian Basin.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Sunrise At Animal Kingdom

Sunrise At Animal Kingdom features separator unit and CSI compressor on a Joint Cimarex and Chevron project in the Delaware Basin of far Western Texas.  Oil & Gas Photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Dark Energy

 

Dark Energy features a lufkin pumpjack and incoming thunderstorm on a state lease near Bloomfield New Mexico. Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Space To Reflect

Space To Reflect is a very high resolution composite panoramic image taken in the 3:1 format. The image was made in the far Western Delaware Basin in April 2015. The image was made from a mountain top straddling the Texas and New Mexico border.  A COG frac tank is featured in the foreground with Cactus rig 148 drilling rig. The assets are flanked by Guadalupe Pass.  Five years of rainfall in only ten months has made for an unusually colorful Spring in one of Texas driest places.  The recent decrease in activity has allowed the dust to settle if only for a little while. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Storm At Dixie Battery

Storm At Dixie Battery features the electrical assets on a Cimarex battery in the Delaware Basin set against a rapidly developing severe thunderstorm.  Fine art Oil& gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Tanks At Bush Draw

Tanks At Bush Draw is a sepia toned black & white 2:1 panoramic print featuring the tanks and separator from the larger 3:1 panoramic print titled Cold Front At Bush Draw.  This is highly detailed print that looks particularly nice on heavy water color fine art paper.  The location is a stripper well doing about eight strokes an hour on the high plains of Chavez County New Mexico.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Cold Front At Bush Draw

Cold Front At Bush Draw features an arctic cold front rolling across the high plains of Eastern New Mexico in early March 2015.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. . Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Traces Of Autumn

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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Of Man And Nature

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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The Onset Of Chaos

"The Onset Of Chaos"  A lone pump jack stands idle in the still air moments before the passage of an arctic front drops the temperature by 35 degrees in in fifteen minutes.  This is a 60 megapixel high resolution infrared sepia toned black& white image photographed in early spring on the Northern high plains of Eastern New Mexico.  The image is also available in color. The image here was captured utilizing a new prototype 100 inch tripod and panoramic head from Really Right Stuff.  The height above the ground contributes to the view all the way to the horizon miles away.   Expect to see more photography from this wonderful wide open landscape during the Summer of 2014.  Oil & Gas Photography for fine art by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Last Breath

"Last Breath"  Features a Sentry pump jack or pumping unit on the Texas and New Mexico border in far Northern Culberson County Texas.  While this is oil production, this area of the Delaware Basin has been the stage for substantial deep lateral gas plays by companies such as Cimarex, Anadarko and EOG Resources.  The Image was taken in January 2014.  The unit is shown here without the Sentry Brand but may be included upon request.  The wide open landscape of Northern Culberson County has been a favorite backdrop for my Oil & Gas work since first photographing here in early 2012.  I have a number of upcoming commissioned projects based here throughout 2014.  Oil & Gas Photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Midland In Red

The night skyline of Midland Texas dressed in red.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Roxanne

 Oxy Permian's Roxanne photographed with a remarkable sunset flanked by H&P Drilling's rig 393 on University Land near Andrews Texas. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Left Behind

 A very old hydrolic piston driven pumpjack operates continuously on a Cimarex lease on the Eastern New Mexico High Plains.  The unit is photographed in one long 45 minute exposure with the aid of lighting provided by H&P Drilling's Rig 474.  The long exposure captures the movement of stars around Polaris the North Star.
Oil and Gas Photography for Fine Art by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Electric Wind

 Oil and Gas Photography for Fine Art by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Serendipity

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

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Beginning Of The Day

 Pumpjack, sunrise and the start of another day at the Pitchfork Ranch Antelope Ridge New Mexico
pitchforkcattle.com. Oil and Gas Photography for Fine Art By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Edge Of Light

 A very long exposure captures the very edge of light - Pumpjack in Reeves County far Western Texas. Oil and Gas Photography for Fine Art By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Standing Ovation

 A pumpjack appears frozen in motion by a lightning strike near Goldsmith Texas. Early September before Texas worst drought in 200 years. Oil and Gas Photography for Fine Art By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Titan

 Pumpjack photographed under a dark late october sky near Stanton Texas. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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A Less Ordinary Life

 Pumpjack,  drilling rig and remarkable sunset near Andrews Texas. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Skyline

 Pumpjack at sunset north of Midland Texas In late fall. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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17 Degrees

 Pumpjack and cold winter sunset near Crane Texas. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Epic For Blood & Oil

Epic featured in the office decor of Hap Briggs (Don Johnson) on the ABC primetime series Blood & Oil. The image was originally shot in June 2013 near Stanton Texas.  This is a high resolution sepia toned black and white photograph.  The office and conference room set which includes three images will be a permanent part the television series.

 
. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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New Mexico Sky For Blood & Oil

New Mexico Sky  featured in the office decor of Hap Briggs (Don Johnson) on the ABC primetime series Blood & Oil. The image was originally shot in August 2009 on the Eastern High Plains of New Mexico.  This is a sepia toned black and white photograph.  The office and conference room set which includes three images will be a permanent part the television series.  New Mexico Sky is the oldest photograph in my collection and remains a favorite in my Sepia Collection.

 
. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Stabilizer Unit At Sunrise (2017)

10,000 barrel stabilizer at sunrise near Sunray Texas.  This image contains approximately 8 billion pixels and is engineered to be a fine art wall mural up to 60 feet wide. Large format fine art prints are available from 36 to 96 inches long.  . Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Eagle Ford Frac Detail In Sepia

Eagle Ford Frac Detail in Sepia features an aerial view of a frac job in the far Western Eagle Ford near Carizzo Springs Texas.  Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Eagle Ford Frac Detail

Eagle Ford Frac Detail features an aerial view of a frac Job in the far Western Eagle Ford near Carizzo Springs Texas.  Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty

 

. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Sand Castles Panorama

"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.

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Delaware Frac Panorama In Sepia

The far Western Delaware Basin is the setting for Delaware Frac Panorama. The image is a 2:1 ratio high resolution composite of 63 photographs in 7 levels of light. The image was originally engineered to be a 16x30 foot fine art mural. At this resolution the finest of details are evident in large format prints.  The combination of resolution and sepia toned black & white make the photograph appear to be a very detailed pencil drawing. The image contains all the elements of a complex frac site set in a very harsh environment.  Guadalupe Pass can be seen at Midwinter flanking the location past sunset.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. 


Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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One In Silence

"One In Silence" features a Sandridge Energy pumpjack on a University lease in Western Andrews County Texas. This is a very detailed print made with the Zeiss Otus 55mm lens. This lens is currently the highest performing lens available. The pastel colors and detail in the image are especially nice on fine art water color paper.  The photograph is available in ratios ranging from normal 2:3 to a 2:1 panorama.  The image featured here is a 2:1 panorama.  The print is best displayed at a color temperature of 5000k which is the equivalent of outside light. The photograph is my featured print for March 2015 in my studio gallery located in Odessa Texas.  Look for my new studio gallery opening Fall 2015 in Alto New Mexico. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.