Satellite Source: Sentinel 1A
Mode: Interferometric Wide (IW) VV
Resolution: 5x20 meter
Image Date & Time: 05-17-2018 0001 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 05-17-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 353.10 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The anomaly measured 10.57 NM in length and 5.36 NM in width. 
Winds were 15 kts out of the SW.
Confidence that the anomaly seen was oil is HIGH. The anomaly exhibited 
sharp contrast with the surrounding area and had several sharp turns and 
bends. The anomaly also appeared to originate from the Destroyed Taylor 
Energy platform, a known leak source.

Uncertainties:
There were several suspected oil slicks in the image. It was difficult
to ascertain how much was attributable to the Taylor Platform. The true 
extent of the oil maybe greater than what is depicted.


Analyst: Westbrook


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