Check out this slick from the Taylor Energy platform.
This Sentinel 1 image of the former Taylor Energy Platform 23051 (destroyed in 2004 by Hurricane Ivan) was acquired on Thursday 4/27 and shows quite the sizable slick, with an area of 45.5 square kilometers by our estimates. Our calculations assume a thickness of 1 micron, with each square kilometer containing approximately 264 gallons of oil. Multiply that by the area of 45.5 square kilometers and you’ve got approximately 12,012 gallons of oil sitting out there.
You can track the history of this site and see the hundreds and hundreds of spill reports received and tracked on our Taylor Chronology page here and until something is done to contain it, we’ll continue to monitor the site and keep you informed.