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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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During the first quarter, Continental completed three strategic step-out wells in the North Dakota and Montana Bakken.