Template

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Template

It should be noted that the term “template” is also often used to refer to the combined unit, i.e. the template protective structure and the manifold.

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

 

Template

A template is a seabed-founded structure that consists of a structural framework and a foundation (driven/suction piles or gravity-based), arranged so as to provide support for various subsea equipment such as: subsea wellheads and trees, piping manifolds (for production, injection, well testing and/or chemical distribution systems), control system components, e.g. SCMs, hydraulic piping, electrical cabling, drilling and completion equipment, pipeline pull-in and connection equipment, production risers.

A template also often incorporates protective framing and/or covers to protect subsea equipment from impact damage from dropped objects and/or fishing equipment.

Depending on the functions templates are designed to serve, they can range in complexity from simple spacer templates to multiwell manifold templates, as defined below, and actual templates may combine features of more than one of these types.

It should be noted that the term “template” is also often used to refer to the combined unit, i.e. the template protective structure and the manifold.

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

 

Template

Procedural guide consisting of equations, test methods and measurements for establishing design performance properties.

Source: API TR 5C3, Technical Report on Equations and Calculations for Casing, Tubing, and Line Pipe Used as Casing or Tubing; and Performance Properties Tables for Casing and Tubing, Upstream Segment, First Edition, December 2008. Global Standards