Hannes Leetaru

Hannes E. Leetaru has published in the field of CCS for more than 16 years, continuously for more than eight, chaired the AAPG carbon sequestration committee, organized the joint AAPG/SPE/SEG conference on carbon sequestration, and has extensive practical experience in the field. He has been a petroleum geologist at the Illinois State Geological Survey for over 20 years.

Hannes is currently coordinator of geology and geophysics for the USDOE funded Decatur CO2 project and is also principal investigator for a $12.8M USDOE funded study on the sequestration potential of the Cambrian Knox group and Ordovician St. Peter Sandstone in the Illinois and Michigan Basins. During his tenure at the ISGS, he has published more than 60 articles, workshop notes, and state survey publications and has also been an author or coauthor on more than 50 abstracts and contract reports. He has worked as a petroleum geologist with Getty Oil Company and Union Pacific Resources in Houston, Texas and been involved in hydrocarbon exploration and development projects across the southern United States.

He lends to the Carbon Capture Report a uniquely extensive, historical, and applied experience in the energy industry in helping to interpret and contextualize the overarching patterns of public perception and industry organization.

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