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Zoltan Sylvester

Shell Research, Houston, USA

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Born: 1969

Interests: sedimentology, seismic stratigraphy, turbidite systems

Education: B.S. (1994) and M.S. (1995), Geology, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania;
Ph.D., Geology, Stanford University, Stanford, California (2001).
Presently at Shell Research & Development, Houston, Texas.
Research interests: turbidite sedimentology; seismic stratigraphy; statistical analysis and modeling of sedimentary geometries.

Selected publications:
• Abd El-Gawad, S., Cantelli, A., Pirmez, C., Minisini, D., Sylvester, Z., Imran, J. . 3-D Numerical Simulation of Turbidity Currents in a submarine channel on the seafloor of the Niger Delta slope. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 117, C05026, 2012.
• Sylvester, Z., Deptuck, M. E., Prather, B. E., Pirmez, C., O' Byrne, C. . Seismic Stratigraphy of a Shelf-Edge Delta and Linked Submarine Channels in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico. SEPM Special Publication, 99, pp. 31-59, 2012.
• Deptuck, M. E., Sylvester, Z., O' Byrne, C. . Pleistocene Seascape Evolution Above a “Simple” Stepped Slope—Western Niger Delta. SEPM Special Publication, 99, pp. 199-222, 2012.
• Prather, B. E., Pirmez, C., Sylvester, Z., Prather, D. S. . Stratigraphic Response to Evolving Geomorphology in a Submarine Apron Perched on the Upper Niger Delta Slope. SEPM Special Publication, 99, pp. 145-161, 2012.
• Sylvester, Z., Pirmez, C., Cantelli, A. A model of submarine channel-levee evolution based on channel trajectories: Implications for stratigraphic architecture. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 28, pp. 716-727, 2011.
• Deptuck, M., Sylvester, Z., Pirmez, C., O' Byrne, C. Migration–aggradation history and 3-D seismic geomorphology of submarine channels in the Pleistocene Benin-major Canyon, western Niger Delta slope. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 24, pp. 406-433, 2007.
• Sylvester, Z. Turbidite bed thickness distributions: methods and pitfalls of analysis and modelling. Sedimentology, 54, pp. 847-870, 2007.
• Sylvester, Z., Lowe, D. R. Textural trends in turbidites and slurry beds from the Oligocene flysch of the East Carpathians, Romania. Sedimentology, 51, pp. 945-972, 2004.
• Sylvester, Z., Lowe, D. R. Fluid Escape Structures. In Middleton, G. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks, pp. 294-296. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.
• Buatois, L. A., Mangano, M. G., Sylvester, Z. A Diverse Deep-Marine Ichnofauna from the Eocene Tarcau Sandstone of the Eastern Carpathians, Romania. Ichnos - International Journal of Animal and Plant Traces, 8(1), pp. 23-62, 2001.


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