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Satellite Imagery Detects Oil Anomaly at Inactive Well Platform 55 Miles Offshore Louisiana

55 miles offshore LA (GOM) | 2022-Feb-11

Initial Notification: On February 11, 2022, the NOAA SSC received a Marine Pollution Surveillance Report (MPSR) for the Ship Shoal 291 area (offshore lease block in the Gulf of Mexico) indicating an oil anomaly of approximately 24.18 square kilometers. The slick was emanating from an oil facility later determined to be associated with the Mon Forte Exploration facility (unmanned, inactive well platform).

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:oil and completion fluids
Latitude (approximate): 28° 16.50′ North
Longitude (approximate): 91° 5.57′ West
On-Water Recovery: Evaluated but not used
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Unknown/Not applicable
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable