design water depth

design water depth

[di′zīn ′wȯd·ər ‚depth]
(oceanography)
A value based on the sum of the vertical distance from the nominal water level to the ocean bottom and the height of the tides, both astronomical and storm.
The greatest water depth in which an offshore drilling well is able to maintain its operations.
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The design emphasis is on high capacity and performance capabilities and will provide both dynamic positioning and conventional mooring to the design water depth.
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