I was browsing the RRC’s documents for one of the wells in which I own interest and I have a question about the Formation section.
What does “Pinched out” mean?
Because the well encountered various formations (Castille, Bell Canyon, Delaware, Cherry Canyon, Bone Springs, Permian, and Wolfcamp), does this mean that they can drill directly into all of these formations from this wellbore? Or do they need to drill separate wells into each formation? I’m not really clear on how the parent/child wells work in stacked plays.
Along these same lines, how do you determine that a well is a parent or child well?