3. In 1983, the Santa Fe Minerals #1, Nueces Minerals Company Sligo Reef test had gas shows and log shows at 16,960′ to 17,075′ and 17,542′ to 17,558′. The well was being drilled with 16# mud. Santa Fe was encouraged by the gas shows and planned to penetrate the entire reef. At 17,670′, the bit dropped 10′ without rotation.