Oilfield Art Gallery - Stock & Original Photos

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Light Of A New Day

"Light Of A New Day" features Precision Drilling  Rig  573 drilling a lateral well near Barstow Texas in early April 2014. The image is available in 3:1 and 2:1 panoramic formats as well as short and standard sizes. The native 3:1 file is 200 megapixels so this image is very detailed croped to any size. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

Sentry, Pumping Unit, Sentry pumpjack, Pump jack, oil & gas photography, Commissioned, Delaware Basin, Gas, Cimarex, EOG Resources, Anadarko, oil production, Culberson County Texas, Winter, sunset, la, photo

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.

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" 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.

Sepia, Well Servicing Unit, Medium Format, Andrews Texas, Oilfield Art, Oil & Gas Photography, photo

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.

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.

Sepia, Pump Jack, Pumpjack, Concho, New Mexico, Eddy County, Houston, Interior Design, photo

Edge Of Day Sepia

This is the sepia version of "Edge Of Day" an old pump jack photographed in January 2010 on a Concho Federal lease in Eddy County New Mexico. The location was taken out of service in late 2012 but remains one of my most popular images especially in large format. The color image was converted to sepia at the request of a Houston interior designer.   I liked it so much that decided to add it to the Sepia Collection. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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

Unit Rig 125, Pinedale Anticline, Pinedale Wyoming, Wind River Range, Winter, drilling rig, Oil & Gas Photography, Fine , photo

Wind River Range

 Unit Corp. Rig 125 Drilling for Ecana on the Pinedale Anticline set against the Wind River Range of Western Wyoming. Perhaps the most photogenic drilling rig in all the land, this photograph is a composite of 28 high resolution images blended into one 1:3 panorama printed up to 30x90".  The image was taken on New Years Day 2013 with temperatures ranging from -12 to -32 degrees. Prints are available in sizes from 12x36" to 30x90".   Oil & Gas Photography for Fine Art by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

Drilling Rig, lightning, lightning strike, oil and gas photography, fine art, Midland Texas, Midland County, photo


 Drilling Rig and lightning Strike near Midland Texas.  Oil and Gas Photography for Fine Art 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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Last Moments Of The Day

 Last Moments of the day- A drilling rig photographed before a brilliant September sunset near Stanton Texas.  Oil and Gas Photography,  Fine Art. 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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Last Light

 Drilling Rig and cold January sunset before an impending winter storm near Midland Texas.  Oil and Gas Photography for Fine Art By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

Eagle Ford, frac, Carizzo Springs, Texas, Aerial photography, photo

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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Gato Del Sol Standard Size

Gato Del Sol features a long lateral gas well drilled by Catus Drilling.  The setting is the desolent landscape of the Western Delaware Basin in far Western Texas. This is a very sharp high resolution image capable supporting a sixty foot mural in panoramic format. Fine art prints are available from 8x12" to 40x60" for standard format prints. 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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In Darkness We Shine 2:1 Panorama (2018)

In Darkness We Shine was photographed during an extraordinary sunrise 20 miles Northwest of Orla Texas in Mid November 2018. The image features Chevron's advanced horizontal pad drilling operations Northwest of Orla Texas. The three Patterson UTI drilling rigs will spend up to a year on each pad drilling multiple wells. The image is available as a 3:1 or 2:1 panorama as well as a standard sized image featuring the lead drilling rig. The 2:1 panorama is composite using 63 high resolution photographs blended to one 4 billion pixel image. 

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