Satellite Source: MODIS Terra
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 250 meter
Image Date & Time: 05-30-2018 1650 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 05-30-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'15" W
Coverage Area: 74.65 km^2

Remarks:
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 E for approximately 10.2NM; the area of possible 
oil appeared silver and was indicative of oil in sun-glint conditions.
 Wind data from buoy KMIS indicates that winds were out of the SW 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:
Uncertainties are minimal given the history of the Taylor Energy platform 
as a repeat leak source.


Analyst: Fisher


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