Kermit E. Brown (Deceased 2009)

For major contributions to petroleum engineering technology in production operations-principally multiphase flow and gas-lift operations-and in recognition of his work as author, university professor, and administrator.

AIME Honorary Membership in 1990

Kermit E. Brown is President of International Training & Consulting in Tulsa. Oklahoma. He retired from the University of Tulsa in 1987, after having been with the University since 1966. After receiving a B.S. in both Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1948, he joined Stanolind Oil and Gas Company (now Amoco) as a petroleum engineer. From 1951- 1955 he was a petroleum engineer with Garrett Oil Tools Inc. and served as a research engineer for the Atomic Energy Commission in 1957-1958. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas in 1959 and 1962, respectively, while he was Assistant and Associate Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department In 1966 Dr. Brown moved to the University of Tulsa, becoming Department Head and Associate Dean in the College of Engineering. During 1968-1971 he was Vice President for Research and became Halliburton Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department in 1971 . He was named Chairman of the Resources Engineering Division in 1974. Dr. Brown has written several petroleum engineering textbooks.

A Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Dr. Brown was awarded the John Franklin Carll Award in 1983. He served as chairman of the SPE Balcones Section in 1965, Distinguished Lecturer during 1969-1970, and SPE director from 1969-1972. Dr. Brown was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1987.