DALTA June Luncheon

  • Thu, June 15, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Rock Bottom ~ 1001 16th Street (16th & Curtis)
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If you make a reservation and are unable to attend the meeting, you are still responsible for payment.

DALTA June Luncheon

Thursday, June 15, 2017 ~ 11:30 a.m.



Rock Bottom, Mile High Pool Bar ~ 1001 16th Street, Unit A-100 ~ Denver, CO 80265 (16th & Curtis)

11:15   - Check-in (please do not arrive earlier)
11:30  - Lunch service
12:00 - Speaker 

Speaker & Topic:

  • Kira Timm, PhD candidate
    Colorado School of Mines

Kira Timm is a PhD candidate at the Colorado School of Mines, researching the petroleum geology of the historic Cañon City Embayment. Originally from Kansas City MO, she graduated with her B.Sc. from the University College Cork, in Ireland. She went on to work for the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences in New Zealand calculating earthquake hypocenters while studying at the University of Otago. Her first foray in the petroleum industry was a position as a quantitative interpreter geophysicist with DownUnder GeoSolutions. After returning to America, she worked with Pason Systems Corp. as lead night geologist providing geosteering support for operations geologists prior to enrolling in Mines’ PhD program. 


  • How New Technology is Reviving Colorado's Oldest Oil Field
Increasing demand for lamp oil sparked the start of Colorado’s oil industry. Discovery of the first oil, flowing from an oil spring north of Cañon City, was made by Gabriel Bowen on Sept. 3, 1860. Following this claim, the Iowa born lawyer and founder of the Colorado oil industry, Alexander Cassiday, migrated to the area. Cassiday obtained the oil spring in 1862 and produced oil until 1865 when he sold the spring to Boston investors. Certain of hitting the “mother lode,” the oil spring’s source, Cassiday and other drillers began drilling around the area. For twenty years the oil remained elusive and Cassiday was forced to turn to coal mining. In Dec. of 1880, Cassiday and a neighboring miner, Isaac Canfield, began drilling a water well to supply their mines. In January of 1881 they struck oil, resulting in the discovery of Colorado’s first oil field, the Florence Field. Production within the Cañon City Embayment has continued for 135 years and has cumulated in excess of 16.4 MMBO. In recent years, success of the Niobrara Formation in the nearby Wattenberg Field has led to redevelopment of the area. With new targets and new technology the field is primed for a new era of production.  



  • Appetizer: chips, salsa and guacamole


  • Entree Options (please make your choice when registering):        

avocado chicken sandwich & fries, classic burger & fries (options can be modified for gluten free [no bun, sub veggies for fries], vegetarian [sub veggie burger] or dairy-free [no butter or cheese]), chicken walford salad (vegetarian option without chicken and GF option without candied walnuts) 

  • Family Style Dessert: Carrot Cake

Cost: $36 Members or $41 non-members 

(If you are not a member but would like the member price, register as a non-member, complete/renew your membership application and contact our Treasurer so your invoice can be adjusted) 

DALTA is offering the Exceptional Attendance Prize again this year! Members (in good standing) that have attended the required events will be eligible. You must register for this event to qualify for the Exceptional Attendance Prize Drawing. 

Registration: Click here to register

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