step-out well

step-out well

[′step ¦au̇t ‚wel]
(petroleum engineering)
A well drilled at a later time over remote, undeveloped portions of a partially developed continuous reservoir rock. Also known as delayed development well.
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One of the wells, La-107, will twin the La-104 well drilled in 1957; the other well, La-108, will be a step-out well that will be drilled into a target that is intended to prove up more of our Probable reserves.
The new rail-mounted drilling platform for both a twin and step-out well will be located at the existing Logbaba plant and well site, approximately 13km from the port.
During the first quarter, Continental completed three strategic step-out wells in the North Dakota and Montana Bakken.