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Photos and Videos Of Oil Rigs. Oil Rig Photo Collection


The following are photos of oil and gas drilling rigs on land and of. oil rig workers who are known as roughnecks.   Most of the oil rig photos seen below were taken in the Permian Basin of Texas where rigs of all sizes operate. Small truck mounted rigs and truck mounted workover rigs are used to drill shallow to medium depth oil and gas wells and to re-enter producing wells to change tubing, etc. 

 The  worker  in the photo below is known as a derrick man. He works up at the top of the oil rig and stacks the "stands" or combined joints of pipe back against the derrick. He works for hours at a time, with no breaks as the rig lowers or raises (called "tripping") the pipe in or out of the hole in stands that are one, two or three joints of pipe put together depending on whether the rig is a "single", "double" or "triple". He performs this work  when new bits, mud motors, etc are added or when different sections  of the well have been completed.

One of the lines that you see in the neon rig picture, about 3/4 of the way up is an escape line which the derrick man can hook into and slide down in case the rig suffers a blowout.  Many of the oil rig photos below are mine, if you are the author and want any photos removed, contact me at the bottom of this page.

Neon Outlined oil Rig.


oil rig photo  oil rig worker, roughneck photo, derrick man nice offshore oil rig sunset photo

Above: Derrick hand working aloft on an oil rig.                          Offshore oil rig photo.

  oil rig pulling unit photo, land drilling rig, old pulling unit oil rig

  Oil rig (pulling unit) in West Texas                                                                       Antique pulling unit rig, Levelland, Texas

oil rig, truck rig   oil rig 4Truck Rig 124

Below: A Trinidad Drilling Rig in the Eagle Ford shale, surrounded by Indian pantbrush and other wildflowers.

Trinidad drilling rig in the Eagle Ford shale play

H&P Flex drilling rig  Key Energy Drilling Rig

H&P Flex Rig                                                                               Key Energy Truck Mounted Rig In West Texas


australian offshore rig, deep water offshore semi submersible rig photo offshore oil rig photo blue water semi submersible drilling rig

Offshore semi submersible rigs, Deep water drilling rigs from around the world.   (The 3 photos above are not mine.)

offshore drilling rig 

Below is an image of the same drilling rig at night in New Mexico, processed with a Photoshop plugin from Topaz.

 Offshore rig, Australia                                           Drilling Rig In New Mexico

antique cable tool oil rig close up of old cable tool oil rig

The above photos are of antique cable tool drilling rigs use in the Permian Basin of West Texas.

Below: Rig in New Mexico at sunset.  I love the rich colors of old rusty equipment. Below is an old oilfield shed and wooden derrick in the background.

drilling rig at sunset wooden oil rig

See more antique oil rig photos

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