Foundations for structures built offshore in deep-water will be subjected to oblique, tensile loads. This study was undertaken to improve the understanding of the reaction of a pile subjected to this type of loading. A background study and literature review were performed to determine the current methods used to design piles subjected to an oblique, tensile load. Small-scale tests were performed in order to identify changes in the pile-soil system that result from a load with both horizontal and vertical components. These changes could alter the capacity of the pile. The conclusions that this report presents were drawn from the study of piles subjected to an oblique, tensile load.