An article in the Australian shows that satellite image technology was recently used to determine the origins of oil slicks along the Australian coast:
Oil slicks off the NSW coast 25km from Newcastle have been noticed for years, but now Landsat imagery has apparently ruled out ships as the villains. The consistency of location and shape point to natural seepage from the seabed, according to Bounty Oil & Gas, which holds the exploration license for that offshore area.
The article goes on to point out that Bounty intends to drill that area, hoping to capitalize on the underlying reservoir. Financial backers hope to find a well of 1.2 Tcf (trillion cubic feet) of gas, which would more than subsidize the estimated $20M ($15M US) exploratory well.
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