Satellite Source: Sentinel 1A
Mode: Interferometric Wide (IW) VV
Resolution: 5x20 meter
Image Date & Time: 06-28-2018 2353 UTC

Confidence: Medium-High
Issue Date: 06-29-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'15" W
Coverage Area: 15.94 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The anomaly is likely associated with the Destroyed Taylor Platform,
 a known repeat leak source, and extended 11 NM long by 0.3 NM wide at 
its widest point. Futhermore, the anomaly contrasted very well with its 
background and aligned well with the winds out of the W at 10-15 KT at 
the time of the image. Given the above factors we have MEDIUM-HIGH confidence 
in this assessment.

Uncertainties:
Since the image is incomplete there is a slight possibility that the anomaly 
could be originating from another source in the vicinity of the Destroyed 
Taylor Platform.


Analyst: Lee


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