Kermit E. Brown

M.S. P.E., 1959, Ph.D., 1962
President, International Training and Consulting, Inc.; Georgetown

In a career that spans over 50 years, Dr. Kermit E. Brown has contributed to the petroleum industry as an educator, researcher, and consultant. He double-majored in mechanical and petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University, receiving a B.S. in both fields in 1948. Following graduation, he was a petroleum engineer for Amoco Production Company. He came to The University in 1955 and taught for 10 years, and earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from The University in 1959 and 1962, respectively.

From 1966 to 1989, Dr. Brown was an administrator at Tulsa University, where he headed the petroleum engineering department, was vice president of research, and finally, director of resources engineering. He returned to the classroom in 1976 and continued teaching until 1989. Mr. Brown has written seven books on petroleum production. His book, Production Optimization of Oil & Gas Wells by Nodal Analysis, is considered essential reading by many engineering programs.

Dr. Brown received a Distinguished Teaching Award from The University’s Student Association, and UT’s College of Engineering awarded him the Convair Award for Outstanding Teaching. (The award is now the Lockheed Martin Teaching Award; the highest award the College gives for teaching excellence.) At Tulsa University, Dr. Brown received the Westinghouse Teaching Award and the Student Award for Outstanding Teaching. The Society of Professional Engineers recognized his contributions to petroleum engineering with the John Franklin Call Award.

As president of International Training & Consulting, Inc., since 1975, Dr. Brown shares his expertise in petroleum production, petroleum optimization, and artificial lift methods, “wherever there is an oil field in the world.”

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