Advanced search
Start date
Betweenand
Related content
(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

THE NORTH AMERICAN GEOLOGIST WALTER KARL LINK AND OIL EXPLORATORY RESEARCH AT PETROBRAS (1954-1960)

Full text
Author(s):
Peyerl, Drielli [1, 2] ; De Mendonca Figueiroa, Silvia Fernanda [3] ; Bosetti, Elvio Pinto [4]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Geosci Inst, Dept Polit & Technol Sci, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Oklahoma State Univ, Hist Dept, Stillwater, OK 74078 - USA
[3] Univ Estadual Campinas, Fac Educ, Dept Teaching & Cultural Practices, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Estadual Ponta Grossa, Dept Geosci, Ponta Grossa - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: EARTH SCIENCES HISTORY; v. 35, n. 2, p. 387-398, 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

The necessity of petroleum and the challenges related to oil exploration in Brazil caused the country in 1953 to create Petrobras, the Brazilian oil company, and to hire a foreigner work force. The company hired the North American geologist, Walter Karl Link (1902-1982), to be the head of the Department of Exploration, one of the most important and promising departments of Petrobras. In that position, Link faced not just countless technical difficulties but also personal ones during the six years (1954-1960) that he worked for the company. The aim of this article is to demonstrate how the Department of Exploration contributed to the consolidation of Petrobras over the six year period and how Petrobras became a model for other companies. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/06843-2 - A North American at the Petrobras: the trajectory of the geologist Walter Link (1902 - 1982) at the Exploratory Department - DEPEX/Petrobras (1954 - 1960) and his influence in the technical and exploratory process of oil in Brazil
Grantee:Drielli Peyerl
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/03244-3 - The model of the United States oil industry in Brazil: the case of the North American geologist Walter link (1902 - 1982)
Grantee:Drielli Peyerl
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor