Peter Szatmari (geologist)
|Residence||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Fields||Geology, Tectonics, Geochemistry, Geochronology|
|Institutions||Eötvös Loránd University, University of Edinburgh,
Princeton University, Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory, Petrobras
|Alma mater||University of Edinburgh|
|Known for||Study of evaporites, Petroleum formation by Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis|
Peter Szatmari is a geologist born in Budapest, Hungary, where he graduated in geology at the Eötvös Loránd University. He obtained his PhD from the University of Edinburgh on salt (evaporites) and performed post-doctoral research at Princeton University. He also worked at the Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory, during the early days of plate tectonics theory.
Since 1973 Szatmari has worked in Brazil, initially as a consultant to Petrobras. He has taught courses and led work teams that have made important discoveries of deposits of potassium salts and oil in the Sergipe-Alagoas and Amazonas basins. Since 1980, he has been a member of the research staff of the Research Center of Petrobras, CENPES, in Rio de Janeiro. In addition to coordinating various study groups, he has taught courses in structural geology, tectonics, and tectonic geology of salt (evaporites).
Szatmari has published over 200 works, including articles in scientific journals, monographs and technical reports, and jointly edited the book Salt - Geology and Tectonics. One of Szatmari's most important contributions is on the formation of oil via catalytic reactions of the Fischer-Tropsch type, as serpentization of mantle's peridotites. He also performed studies on the distribution of metals present in petroleum, comparing them with the mantle rocks, chondrites, crust, and seawater.
His recent research work, with others at Petrobras and its private partners (British Gas BG, Repsol of Spain and GALP of Portugal), on the oil deposites deep beneath the salt layer in the Santos Basin (the continental crust extending about 700 kilometers offshore in the region of the São Paulo) has been mentioned in the Brazilian national press.
In 2009, he was the honorary president, of the VI International Symposium on Tectonics. In 2012 received the Prize Gold Medal “José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva” from Brazilian Geological Society in honour to geoscientists who have contributed to the development and advancement of geological knowledge by research and scientific leadership.
- http://degeo.degeo.ufop.br/presidente.htm Simpósio Nacional de Estudos Tectônicos e do XII International Symposium on Tectonics da Sociedade Brasileira de Geologia - Presidente de Honra do XII SNET: Peter Szatmari (Accessed March 8, 2011)
- Mohriak, Webster U . and Peter Szatmari with Sylvia M. Couto Anjos (Eds) (2008) Sal - Geologia e Tectônica, Ediçoes Beca, Sao Paulo ISBN 85-87256-49-1
- Szatmari, P, Da Fonseca, T, and Miekeley, N. Trace Element Evidence for Major Contribution to Commercial Oils by Serpentinizing Mantle Peridotites. AAPG Research Conference, Calgary, Canada, 2005. Abstract
- http://www.imog2007.org/files/Wednesday%20Posters/Wednesday%20Petroleum%20case%20studies/P234-WE%20Szatmari.pdf TRACE ELEMENTS IN BRAZILIAN OILS: INDICATIONS FOR A SERPENTINIZING MANTLE SOURCE Szatmari et al. 2007
- http://economia.estadao.com.br/noticias/economia,o-risco-do-petroleo-em-aguas-profundas,52983,0.htm Gall, Norman (2011) O risco do petróleo em águas profundas, O Estado de S. Paulo, 29 de janeiro. (Accessed March 2011)
- See DeGeo website Presidency page and DeGeo website O-Snet page. Both accessed March 10, 2011.
- The title of the conference was "XII Simpósio Nacional de Estudos Tectônicos – SNET 2009 – VI International Symposium on Tectonics". Google translates that to "XII National Symposium of Tectonic Studies - SNET 2009 - VI International Symposium on Tectonics." Both accessed March 10, 2011.
- CPRM Abertura do 46º Congresso terá presença do ministro de Minas e Energia e homenagens - Notices (Accessed Jan 2013)
- Geophysical and geochemical evidence for cold upper mantle beneath the Equatorial Atlantic Ocean
- Trace Elements in Brazilian Oils: Indications for a Serpentinizing Mantle Source
- Interview with Prof. Peter Szatmari in Petrobras Bulletin of Geoscience, Issue Volume 13, No. 1 May 2005, in Portuguese and English
- Petroleum formation by Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in plate tectonics - AAPG reference
- Global Miocene tectonics and the modern world - Earth Science Reviews Potter & Szatmari, 2009
- Petroleum formation from serpentinizing continental mantle by Fischer-Tropsch synthesis - Goldsmith Conference - 2009 - Davos, Switzerland
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