Evan K. Franseen has been at the University of Kansas since 1989, where currently he holds a joint appointment as a Professor in the Department of Geology and Section Chief of the Stratigraphic Research Section at the Kansas Geological Survey. He received his BS (1981), MS (1985), and Ph.D. (1988), all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Evan specializes in sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, and diagenesis of carbonate and mixed carbonate/ siliciclastic systems. His emphasis is on integrated approaches utilizing outcrop and subsurface data, high-resolution and conventional seismic methods, ground-penetrating radar, paleomagnetic methods, biostratigraphy, petrography, and geochemical techniques to better discern global, regional, and local variables that control carbonate depositional systems and reservoir architecture. Evan has worked on a variety of reservoir and reservoir analog systems including Permian carbonates in the Delaware Basin; Ordovician carbonate reservoirs, Mississippian carbonate and chert reservoirs, Pennsylvanian carbonate reservoirs and outcrop analogs in Kansas; Miocene and Pliocene carbonate-siliciclastic systems in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic; and Miocene-Pliocene carbonate systems in the western Mediterranean with an emphasis in Spain since 1984.
Kansas Geological Survey, Lawrence, Kansas, USA