Definition: Stepout-Deepening Wells

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Stepout-Deepening Wells

A well drilled at a later time over remote, undeveloped portions of a partially developed continuous reservoir rock. A deepening well is reentering a well and drilling to a deeper reservoir. Often referred to as an "infield exploration well" in the oil and gas industry.[1]



Also Known As
delayed development well


References
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Step-out-well: a well drilled in the expected extent of a reservoir that is being developed but at a significant distance, usually two or more drilling and spacing units, from the nearest producer in that reservoir. A step-out well is sometimes called an out-step well (Norman J. Hyne, 1991. Distionary of Petroleum Exploration,Development and Production,Penwell Books, 625p.)