Oilfield Art Gallery - Stock & Original Photos

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.

Permian Basin, Peyote SWD, Peyote Water Systems, Precision Drilling, drilling rig, sunset, Winter, mural, fine art print, West Texas, sunset, high resolution, saltwater disposal well, salt water dispo, photo

Peyote Sunset (2013)

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.

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.

Shores pump jack, pumpjack, Lariat Drilling, Lariat Rig 11, Sandridge Energy,  directional well, Andrews Texas, Permian Basin, fall, thunderstorm, photo

Traces Of Autumn (2014)

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.

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.

aerial photography, aerial oil & gas photography, aerial oilfield art, H&P Drilling, pad drilling, directional well, directional drilling, Eagle Ford, Texas, Kenyon Gyro, drilling rig , photo

Eagle Ford Pad Drilling Detail I

"Eagle Ford Pad Drilling Detail I" features H&P Drilling rig 498 pad drilling three deep directional wells in the Western Eagle Ford near Carrizo Springs Texas. The image was made from 1200 feet with a medium format camera stabilized by a Kenyon 8x8 gyro system.  The gyro system stabilizes vibration on all three axis allowing highly detailed photographs to be taken from a helicopter. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

natural gas, Wind River Range, Wyoming, Summer, Spring, mural, high resolution, cows, mountains, snow, fine art, oilfield art, photo

Of Man And Nature 3:1 Panorama (2014)

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.

Gato Del Sol, Cactus Drilling, mural high resolution, lateral gas well, lateral drilling, Permian Basin, Delaware Basin, Western Texas, Texas, drilling rig, panorama, gas well, oil w, photo

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.

pump jack, Permian Basin, New Mexico, pumpjack, pumping unit, arctic cold front, cold front, oil, oil & gas photography, oilfield art, high resolution, sepia, black & white, spring, weather, landscape, photo

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.

Viking Drilling, Viking Rig 6, Rain, drilling rig, Big Spring Texas, high resolution, sunset, thunderstorm, oilfield art, oilfield photography, photo

Viking Rig 6 With Cactus

Cactus, wind energy and Viking Rig 6 after the rain near Big Spring Texas.  Early Summer 2014. High resolution 80 megapixel standard format print. Oil & Gas Photography for Fine Art by Robert D. Flaherty.

. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

sepia, pumpjack, pump jack, Really Right Stuff, New Mexico, Thunderstorm, Oil & Gas Photography, oil &gas photography, oilfield art, oilfield photography,tripod, photo

An Unfinished Story (2013)

"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.

crude oil, crude oil tanker, Delaware Basin, New Mexico, Permian Basin, Antelope Ridge New Mexico, tanker truck, crude oil hauling, West Texas, Western Texas, new drilling, drilling activity, photo

Infinite Recursion (2015)

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.

Basic Energy, Basic Energy Rig 46, drilling rig, Delaware Basin, Permian Basin, high resolution, New Mexico, Pitchfork Ranch, Antelope Ridge, directional well, horizontal play, photo

Antelope Evening

"Antelope Evening" features Basic Energy Rig 46 about to rig down after a forty five day directional well on the Pitchfork Ranch at Antelope Ridge New Mexico. This is a very high resolution vertcal composite image with some very attractive pastel colors unique to the image.  The well site is located in the Delaware Basin which is increasingly the subject of new horizontal plays going into 2014 and beyound.  Oil & Gas Photography for fine art by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

Patterson Drilling, Patterson UTI, drilling rig, Wind River Mountains, oil & gas photography, fine art oil & gas photography, mural, oil, art, oilfield art, Wyoming, panorama, gigapixel, , photo

Kingdom Of The Wind

A Patterson drilling rig set alone against the Wind River Mountain range and a late spring storm in early June 2014. Please call to get pricing on this image as the crop falls somewhat between a 2:1 and a 3:1 panorama.  The image is engineered to print at 36x87" with the highest quality. Prints are available in a range of sizes including wall murals out to 30 feet in length.  The origininal image is a 1.2 gigapixel composite.  The Wind River Range in Northwestern Wyoming is my favorite Rocky Mountain setting for oil & gas photography. Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

drilling rig, Barstow Texas, Delaware Basin, Permian Basin, Texas, oil and gas photography, oilfield art, mural, photo

The Best Of Times

"Best Of Times" features a grand sunrise on Precision Drilling Rig 573 near Barstow Texas.  This is a 200 megapixel 2:1 panorama which can be printed literally any size. Fine art canvas prints are available up to 120" and architectural murals up to 60 feet in length. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

drilling rig, sunrise, Barstow Texas, Texas, Permian Basin, oilfield art, panorama, panoramic, high resolution, Precision Drilling, Precision Drilling Rig 573, photo

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 (2014)

"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

"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 (2013)

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.

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.

pump jack, lightning, thunderstorm, storm, Stanton Texas, Pioneer, photo

Epic (2013)

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

Lightstream

 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.

Tatum New Mexico, New Mexico, thunderstorms, pumpjack, super cell thunderstorm, evening, Eastern New Mexico, photo

New Mexico Sky (2009)

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.