Yildirim O. Bayazitoglu - Houston TX
James A. Starewich - Houston TX
Halliburton Company - Houston TX
An offshore structure for use in a body of water at a depth of from 600 to 1000 feet having a tripod or quadropod base section in which each leg is battered at a ratio of from 1:8 to 1:10, extending upwardly from its lower end on the floor of the body of water to its upper end at least 50 feet below the surface of the body of water, a monopod mounted near the upper end of the base section, substantially centrally disposed and extending upwardly to a level above the water, and a platform mounted on top of the monopod. The structure has a natural period of no more than about six seconds.