Satellite Source: Sentinel 1A
Mode: Interferometric Wide (IW) VV
Resolution: 5x20 meter
Image Date & Time: 07-04-2018 0001 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 07-04-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 59.47 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 NE for approximately 10NM with an additional 6NM 
section further to the NE; the sections of possible oil appear dark against 
the ocean backgrond and resemble oil signatures. Surface observations 
indicates that winds were out of the SW at approximately 0-5 kts 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 low given the histroy of the Taylor platform as a repeat 
leak source.


Analyst: Fisher


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