Research Team Leader: Sándor Körmös
The theoretical and methodological research on the accumulation, transformation and preservation of the organic matter has been ongoing in the research group for 30 years. Paying special attention to the formation and biogeochemical transformation of the geological organic matter. We aim to understand the mechanism and kinetics of the accumulation processes of crude oil, natural gas and coal. The laboratory modelling of sub-processes and analysis of environmental characteristics determining the quantity and quality of fluids formed are also included in our research interest. Our ambition is to reconstruct the geochemical processes of the paleo-depositional environment and characterise the wide range of paragenetic sequences leading to the preservation of organic matter and generated fluids. The natural surface deposits and seeps are also in the focus of the research group to understand the environmental impact caused by natural and artificial processes.