Satellite Source: Landsat 8
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 30 meter
Image Date & Time: 07-09-2018 1631 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 07-10-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2938'16" N, 8935'21" W
Coverage Area: 0.61 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The oil slick is believed to be associated with NRC report #1217768.
 The anomaly was connected to the oil well mentioned in the NRC. The linear 
anomaly extended approximately 1.25 nm S-NW and 0.10 nm in width. The 
anomaly exhibited a combination of thinner oil, black portion of the anomaly,
 and relatively thicker oil which was the white portion of the anomaly.
 The orientation of the anomaly aligned well with the ocean currents data 
near the time of the image which were moving towards the NNW at 1 kts.

Uncertainties:
There was not enough wind data near the time of the image to compare with 
the orientation of the anomaly.


Analyst: Rodriguez


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