Water depth generally ranging from 610 m (2 000 ft) to 1 830 m (6 000 ft). NOTE Since the physical circumstances of any situation will change as a function of water depth, use of the term “deep water” implies that it may be necessary to consider design and/or technology alternatives.
Source: API RP 17A, Design and Operation of Subsea Production Systems—General Requirements and Recommendations, Fourth Edition, Reaffirmed 2011. Global Standards
Water depth generally ranging from 610 m (2 000 ft) to 1 830 m (6 000 ft).
Source: API SPEC 17E, Specification for Subsea Umbilicals, Upstream Segment, Fourth Edition, October 2010. Global Standards
Deep water is defined in the NORSOK D-010 as water depth in access of 600 m. Deep water may range from 600 m to 3000 m and ultra-deep water beyond this depth.
Source: NORSOK D-001, Drilling facilities, Rev. 3, December 2012. Global Standards