Ultra-deep water

Water depth exceeding 1 830 m (6 000 ft). NOTE 1 Since the physical circumstances of any situtation will change as a function of water depth, use of the term “ultra-deep water” implies that it may be necessary to consider design and/or technology alternatives. NOTE 2 For description of pressure and temperature ratings, the definition given in the applicable subsystem International Standard and other relevant standards and design codes is used.

Source: API RP 17A, Design and Operation of Subsea Production Systems—General Requirements and Recommendations, Fourth Edition, Reaffirmed 2011. Global Standards


Ultra-deep water

Term used to imply depths exceeding 1 830 m (6 000 ft), which can necessitate the consideration of design and/or technology alternatives.

Source: API SPEC 17E, Specification for Subsea Umbilicals, Upstream Segment, Fourth Edition, October 2010. Global Standards

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