PTTC’s Midwest Region serves ten states from Michigan to the Florida Gulf coast including the Illinois basin.
JOAN CROCKETT is the PTTC Director for the Midwest region. Joan is an Associate Petroleum Geologist with the Coal and Petroleum Geology program at the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS.) Joan has been part of a team setting up and running PTTC programs in the Illinois Basin since the PTTC program was established in the 1990s. She has been involved in several DOE-supported geology and GIS research projects awarded to the ISGS, including reservoir characterization for improved and enhanced oil recovery and research on Lower Paleozoic reservoirs, and she was part of the team that developed the popular interactive web-based mapping service (“ILOIL.”) Other work focuses on hydrocarbon source rocks in the Illinois Basin, and providing information services related to oil and gas in Illinois. She is active in education and outreach programs at the ISGS and serves on the AAPG Youth Education Activities committee, as well as serving multiple terms as delegate or alternate delegate to AAPG. She has twice served the Illinois Geological Society as President. Joan received Bachelor degrees in Geology and Scientific Writing from the University of Illinois.
Director, PTTC Midwest Region
Geologist, Coal & Petroleum Section
Illinois State Geological Survey
Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois
615 E. Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
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