i_is_j_smith, using breakwaters, these types of platforms may indeed be viable on the high seas. The report actually discusses breakwaters.
Lasse Breakwaters are only feasible for the high seas if they are really big (exceeding 400m) and can deal with Draupner events.
Video now available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv5gBFqzQfY
[Thanks, Lasse! Updated. --C. Deist]
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