Figure 15. SW-NE seismic line, with annotations about sedimentary inclusions within the salt, the underlying sediments, and pressure regime. SS 349 #1 drilled very little sand above salt. Pressures and temperatures were typical for above salt wells in the area. Sedimentary inclusions within the salt were first encountered halfway through salt which is over 3500 ft thick. The first oil show was 2/3 the way through the sheet. The temperature gradient in the salt was low due to the high thermal conductivity of salt.