Satellite Source: RadarSat 2
Mode: ScanSAR Narrow VV
Resolution: 50 meter
Image Date & Time: 04-30-2018 1208 UTC

Confidence: Medium-High
Issue Date: 04-30-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2838'36" N, 9101'30" W
Coverage Area: 12.86 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. It is believed that the anomaly is the same one that was reported 
earlier by us (see NRC# 1210688) since is it only approximately 4.7 nm 
from the location of the anomaly in the aforementioned NRC report. The 
anomaly had a large contrast to its surroundings and appeared to have 
had a feathering signature at its eastern end. It measured approximately 
3.4 nm in length and 0.7 nm at its widest point. Although the anomaly 
was in an area that was not entirely homogenous, its characteristics described 
herein and those from the NRC report raise our confidence that the anomaly 
is oil to Medium-High.
Uncertainties:
Since the anomaly is located in an area full of oil facilities and pipelines,
 we are uncertain of its source.
Analyst: Velasco


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