Research Interests
Basin analysis (including seismic and sequence stratigraphy)
Facies interpretation
Clastic depositional systems
Mineral/energy exploration
Land and environmental resources
Geologic mapping
Field studies
 
Education

B.S., Cum Laude, Geology, Baylor University, 1951

M.S. Geology, University of Wisconsin, 1953

Ph.D. Geology, University of Wisconsin, 1955

 
Professional History  

Present Position: Senior Research Fellow, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin (1998 – Present)

Present Position: Emeritus Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin (1990 – Present)

Present Position: International Consultant, (Geological Training and Industrial Consulting) (1989 – Present)

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin (1984 – 1989)

Associate Director (Research), Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin (1971 – 1984)

Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin (1966 –- 1984)

Summers Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin (1961 – 1963)

Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Baylor University (1960 – 1966)

Research Scientist V, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin (1957 – 1960)

Exploration Geologist, Standard of Texas (Chevron) (1955 – 1957)

Wisconsin Alumni Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin (1951 – 1955)

Personal research has principally involved (1) comprehensive depositional systems analysis of upper Paleozoic basins in Texas including surface and subsurface facies analyses, mapping, paleogeographic reconstruction, sequences, and mineral/energy potential; (2) Pleistocene and Holocene depositional systems analysis of the Texas Coastal Zone, including processes, environments, and facies; (3) interpretation of terrigenous clastic facies (outcrops, cores, E- logs and seismic data) and development of interpretive depositional models and criteria; (4) innovating environmental geologic (land resource/environmental) mapping & analysis with special consideration of Coastal Zone problems; (5) Texas Geologic Mapping Project (contributed to five 1 x 2-degree sheets), Coastal and North- and West Central Texas; (6) seismic/sequence-stratigraphic analysis concepts in petroleum exploration; and (7) analyses of most offshore and several onshore basins in Brazil, offshore basins in South Africa, basins in Taiwan, Chile, North Sea, New Zealand.

 
 
Selected Publications

Treviño, R. H., Brown, L. F., Jr., Loucks, R. G., and Remington, R. L., 2003, Sequence stratigraphy of Oligocene Frio and Anahuac strata, offshore Mustang Island, Texas: calibrating high-frequency sequence chronostratigraphy with international biostratigraphy and isotopic ages (abs.), in Segundo Simposio de Bioestratigrafía en la Exploración Petrolera de México y Exposición, June 19–21, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, México: PEMEX Exploración y Produccion, unpaginated, CD-ROM.

Brown, L. F., Jr., Loucks, R. G., and Treviño, R. H., 2003, Developing high-frequency chronostratigraphic basinal frameworks using sequence stratigraphy calibrated with internationally accepted isotopic and biostratigraphic ages, Corpus Christi region, Texas (abs.), in Segundo Simposio de Bioestratigrafía en la Exploración Petrolera de México y Exposición, June 19–21, Reynosa, Tamaulipas, México: PEMEX Exploración y Produccion, unpaginated, CD-ROM.

Brown, L. F., Jr., Loucks, R. G., and Treviño, R. H., 2003, Revisiting mature fields with modern technology and geologic concepts: examples from the Frio of South Texas (ext. abs.), in Structure and stratigraphy of South Texas and northeast Mexico: applications to exploration: Gulf Coast Section SEPM Foundation and South Texas Geological Society, p. 289–291.

Brown, L. F., Jr., Loucks, R. G., and Treviño, R. H., 2003, Sequences, depositional systems, and synsedimentary tectonics, Oligocene rocks, Corpus Christi region, South Texas: revisiting mature fields with new prospecting tactics (abs.): Austin Geological Society Newsletter, v. 37, no. 7, p. 12–13.

Treviño, Ramón, Loucks, Robert, Remington, Randy, and Brown, L. F., 2003, Project STARR-State of Texas advanced oil and gas resource recovery program (abs.), in CD-ROM Transactions, Southwest Section American Association of Petroleum Geologists Convention, Fort Worth, Texas, March 1–5, unpaginated.

 
Awards  

AAPG & Dean A. McGee Foundation, International Distinguished Lecturer, Near- and Mid-East, 1994 – 1995

Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 1993

Who's Who in Technology Today, 1993

Professor Emeritus, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 1990

Monroe G. Cheney Science Award for "significant contributions to petroleum geology in the Southwest US." Presented by the Southwest Section, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 1990

Paper at 1989 Annual AAPG Convention selected for "Best of AAPG" session at 1989 SEG meeting, 1989

Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA), International Distinguished Lecturer, 1985

Associate Editor, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 1976 – 1985

Who's Who in Technology Today, 1980

Who's Who in the World, 1980

Certificate of Merit (for efforts in continuing education), American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 1979

Certificate of Merit [for continuing education], 1979

Who's Who in American Government, 1977

Who's Who in America, 1977

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecturer, 1972 – 1973

Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 1972

American Geological Institute Visiting Geoscientist, 1971

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Continuing Education, 1970

Best Paper Award, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, 1969

Baylor University student evaluation, teaching effectiveness, ranked 8th out of 240 faculty members, 1965 – 1966

American Men and Women of Science, 1965

American Geological Institute Visiting Geoscientist, 1965

Fellow, Texas Academy of Science, 1962

1st Honorary Life Member, Permian Basin Section, Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, 1960

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Fellow, 1952 – 1955

Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Society), 1955

Phi Kappa Phi (Honorary Scholastic and Leadership Society), 1954

Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman Honorary Society), 1947

 
 
Contact

L. Frank Brown
Research Professor
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
E-mail:
Telephone: 512-471-4331

 
Professional Summary (Word format)
October 2003