Tulsa in Tulsa County, Oklahoma — The American South (Western South-Central)
Pentane (C5H12) Molecular Model
Oil and gas - produced by Amoco Production Company in more than 1200 fields in North America - are among the most adaptable resources known to modern man. Hydrocarbon molecules from oil and gas are the building blocks for thousands of products which we use in our daily lives - from gasoline to medicines to wearing apparel.
The ornament behind the fountain is the molecular model for Pentane (C5H12), one of the petroleum hydrocarbon building blocks. The five spheres represent the hydrogen atoms in the Pentane molecule. The cylinders are fashioned from subsurface rocks which are typical of the rock formations from which Amoco produces oil and gas. These rock beds are identified in the small model at left.
[Rock bed model]
Green River Shale • Osage Limestone • Wilcox Sandstone • Simpson Limestone • Paluxy Conglomerate • Lansing-Kansas City Limestone • Pennsylvania Limestone • Chester Limestone • Atoka Sandstone • Green River Shale • Oswego Limestone • Arbuckle Limestone
Erected by Amoco Production Company.
Location. 36° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 521 South Boston Avenue, Tulsa OK 74103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philtower Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oklahoma Natural Gas Company Building (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian Church Centennial (about 600 feet away); Elliott Building (approx. ¼ mile away); 10th Street & Main Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Blue Dome District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cathedral Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulsa.
More about this marker. The former Amoco Production Company Building was owned by IBM when the photos were taken in 2013; it was originally completed in 1965.
Also see . . .
1. Pentane at Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 23, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Amoco by BP. (Submitted on August 23, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Standard Oil Company (Indiana). (Submitted on August 23, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 508 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.