SATELLITE IMAGERY TRACKS CURRENTS IN GULF OF MEXICO

Oscar Karl Huh Coastal Studies Institute Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, La. Kenneth J. Schaudt Marathon Oil Co. Houston With the onset of drilling in water depths in excess of 300 m, detection and location of the boundaries of high-speed current zones has become important in preventing downtime in drilling and production operations. Although the moorings and overall structures are usually designed to withstand the expected 4-knot currents, certain operations and hardware are adversely

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