Satellite Source: Sentinel 1A
Mode: Interferometric Wide (IW) VV
Resolution: 5x20 meter
Image Date & Time: 05-29-2018 0001 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 05-30-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 3.90 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 SW for approximately 9.1NM; the area of possible 
oil appeared dark and was indicative of oil in SAR (Synthetic-Aperture 
Radar) Imagery. Wind data from buoy ‘KMIS’ indicates that winds were 
out of the WNW at approximately 4.1 m/s. Confidence was determined to 
be high given that the Taylor platform is known as a repeat leak source.
Uncertainties are minimal given the history of the Taylor Energy platform 
as a repeat leak source; however wind data did not align well with the 
orientation of the anomaly. 

Uncertainties:


Analyst: Fisher


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