Satellite Source: Sentinel 2B
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 10 meter
Image Date & Time: 05-18-2018 1628 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 05-19-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 41.71 km^2

Remarks:
**Please be advised that this report was generated from imagery captured 
on the previous day, but which did not come available until today**
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The anomaly appeared to emanate from the destroyed Taylor Energy 
platform and extends SE for approximately 5.5NM with two embedded sections 
of possible thicker oil; the sections of possible thicker oil appear sliver 
and are indicative of oil in sun-glint conditions. Wind data from buoy 
‘KMIS’ indicates that winds were out of the WSW at approximately 6.
2 m/s and align well with the orientation of the anomaly. Confidence was 
determined to be high given that the Taylor platform is known as a repeat 
leak source.  

Uncertainties:
Uncertainties are minimal given the history of the Taylor Energy platform 
as a repeat leak source.


Analyst: Fisher


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