Satellite Source: Sentinel 2A
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 10 meter
Image Date & Time: 06-12-2018 1629 UTC

Confidence: Medium-High
Issue Date: 06-13-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2812'31" N, 8844'14" W
Coverage Area: 6.93 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil.
An anomaly was observed in satellite imagery emanating from a oil production 
facility. The anomaly stretched a total of 6.55 nautical miles in the 
North-South direction. The anomaly showed okay  contrast with its background 
and stood out. This aligns well with surface winds around the time of 
the image, which were from the South at 5 knots. Confidence is deemed 
to be Medium-High given the shimmery appearance in optical imagery, which 
is consistent with oil in similar conditions.

Uncertainties:
Full extent of the anomaly is unknown due to cloud cover. The anomaly also 
lacked good contrast with its background throughout its full extent.


Analyst: Whisnant


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