Easier to follow Exxon's example and dump tons of dispersant into your oil spill, and watch the globs disappear from plain sight.
How this got moderated as Interesting I have no idea - I found it to be quite funny.
But the truth is that that industrial corporations are very sensitive to economics. Crude oil is very valuable and dispersant is very expensive. Any product that allows them to recover the oil economically will be used extensively.
The environmental movement really advanced when people started explaining to corporations that pollution was nothing more than raw inputs that they paid for and are now throwing away. A lot of industrial companies have entire divisions dedicated to selling products produced with what used to be stuff they threw out or paid someone to dispose of.