Susumu Sakata

, Japan

Dr. Susumu Sakata is an organic biogeochemist, specialized in lipid and stable isotope analyses. He is leader of the geomicrobiology research group in AIST from 2007 to 2018, and currently senior chief scientist of the group. Together with his fellow researchers in the fields of geochemistry and environmental microbiology, he has been studying on the potential and mechanism of subsurface microbes to convert organic matter in sediments (oil, coal, and kerogen) to methane, and the application of such findings to advance natural gas exploration and exploitation.

Presentations

Potential and mechanisms of methane production by deep subsurface microorganisms in oil and gas fields 09 July 2019 12:10 - 12:30