A manifold template is a template used to support a centrally located manifold for gathering of produced fluids and/or distribution of injected fluids (see Figure A.21). In this arrangement, individual satellite wells are clustered around the manifold and tied back (to the manifold) using either flexible or rigid pipe. This type of template also includes connection point(s) for tie-in of flowlines or production risers to/from the manifold to the host facility.
Source: API RP 17A, Design and Operation of Subsea Production Systems—General Requirements and Recommendations, Fourth Edition, Reaffirmed 2011. Global Standards