Installation of K17 Monopod by GSF Monarch
The K17 is a tiny unmanned 'Shell Trident Monotower' in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. It is seen here during installation by the Global SantaFe Monarch jack-up. The K17 is yellow if you're not sure which bit is it.
Although it's a little difficult to make out in this photo, the drilling tower on the Monarch sticks out from the side of the Monarch, overhanging the K17, allowing her to drill right through the platform.
When in production all the power requirements for the K17 are provided by wind and solar enery.
Photo Courtesy of Shell Photographic Services, Shell International Ltd
Picture added on 14 November 2006