Oilfield Art Gallery - Stock & Original Photos

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Uncertain Times (Color) (2015)

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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Above And Beyond

"Above and Beyond" features a Patterson UTI drilling rig and double frac job in the Jona field below the Wind River Range of Northwestern Wyoming. The photograph was taken in early June 2014 in the first two weeks of warm weather.  This is a high resolution composite panoramic photograph engineered to be printed as a wall mural up to 30 feet in length. This resolution also makes for an a highly detailed fine art piece in standard 2:1 sizes.  Oil & Gas Photography for fine art by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

Schlumberger frac, Schlumberger, Delaware Basin, West Texas, Permian Basin, frac, frac job, panoramic, panorama, aerial photography, photo

The Blue Hour (2013)

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.

H&P Rig 393, H&P Drilling, Midland Texas, sunrise, medium format, high resolution, Permian Basin, Texas, photo

Sunrise On Spanish Trail

H&P Drilling Rig 393 with a unique copper colored sunrise in Western Midland County Texas.  This is a high resolution 80 megapixel Medium Format print which can be printed up 40 feet in length. Fine Art Canvas prints are exceptional at 40x80". Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

oilfield electrical assets, oilfield battery, thunderstorm, Delaware Basin, Cimarex, Dixie Battery, fine art, sepia, West Texas, Permian Basin, photo

Storm At Dixie Battery (2014)

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.

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.

frac, frac impoundment, frac water, oil & water logistics, frac pond, Delaware Basin, Texas, Permian Basin, oil completion, oilfield water, oilfield water recycling, fine art, photo

Aerial Frac Water Detail (2016)

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.

Chevron, pumpjack, pump jack, Lufkin, Midland Texas, Permian Basin,  high resolution, sepia, black & white, black and white, fine art, photo

At Days End Sepia Version 2:1 Panorama (2014)

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.

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.

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Winters Solitude (2016)

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 (2014)

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 Frac Detail (2016)

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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Water Assets Panorama #3 (2015)

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 (2016)

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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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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Water Assets Panorama #1 (2015)

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.

Reagan County Texas, panorama, drought, fine art, green, backdrop, high resolution, tilt shift lens, perspective control lens, fine art canvas, pumpjack, pump jack, photo

Into The Green (2015)

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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Dark Energy (2015)

 

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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Wind River Spring Panorama

Wind River Spring Panorama features Unit Corp. Drilling Rig 125 drilling a deep lateral gas well in the Wind River Mountains of Western Wyoming in May 2015. Spring comes late at 8000 feet in Wyoming.  The formation  known as the Pinedale Anticline is one of the nation's most prolific natural gas producers.  

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

frac, frack, frac tank, Cog Resources, panorama, panoramic, oilfield art, oilfield photography, Guadalupe Pass, Texas, Delaware Basin, Permian Basin, Spring, oilfield water, Cactus rig, photo

Space To Reflect (2015)

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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Remnants Of Light (2014)

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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Delaware Injection Site In Sepia (2016)

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.

pumpjack, pump jack, pumping unit, cold front, arctic front, New Mexico, Chavez County, March, sepia, photo

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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One In Silence (2016)

"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.