December 10th, 2006 was a milestone day in the history of petroleum industry. This was of course the day Blue Oil was discovered off the coast of Alaska.
The Exxon Mobil Corporation was searching for a new resource after seeing record profits in the previous quarter and it may have stumbled onto one of the most unique finds in human history. California State University at San Luis Obispo graduate Patrick B. Mitchell led the team of engineers. Patrick was credited with the discovery and quickly given the nickname “Papa Smurf”, due to the dying properties of the oil.
Many oceanographers, biologists, botanists, cartographers and sedimentary experts were brought to the scene to examine the find but were left without a definite explanation. The theory that was eventually agreed upon amongst the scientists was that of Sicilian marine biologist Marcus Sabatine. He believed that the migration patterns of blue whales were the cause of the transformation of the resource. “Blue whales are drawn to this area due to the warm Pacific Northwest currents,” said Sabatine “They love to mate here.” The remains of these majestic beasts seem to have created a reaction previously unseen in the ocean world. “Millions of years of blue whales decomposing into the bedrock have created what was discovered here. I personally believe Blue Oil could be dated back to the Paleolithic era.”
Once announced, Blue Oil did not take long to be applied; Blue Oil was soon finding its way into mainstream pop culture. The visionary director James Cameron was said to have used ten thousand barrels of Blue Oil each day during the filming of Avatar. Although the film was one of the highest grossing films of all-time it barely saw profitability due to the extreme expenditure of Blue Oil that Cameron “needed”.
Blue Oil was also the namesake of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s first child. Beyoncé decided to name their baby after the intriguing discovery. Beyoncé knew the rarity of the oil and believed her baby would share the same refined characteristics of the oil upon which she was named. Jay-Z had little say in the decision.
The production team on X-men: Days of Future Past were also said to use Blue Oil. The transformation process of Jennifer Lawrence into her character Mystique was created with the help of Blue Oil. Each day at the studio there was a lottery to see who would get to rub Blue Oil onto Jennifer. Those selected were sworn to secrecy but later could easily be identified by their blue palms.
It wasn’t until 2013 that the Professional Bowlers Association envisioned the implications Blue Oil could have on the sport of bowling. Upon many meetings and trips to Exxon-Mobil headquarters the deal was finally inked to bring Blue Oil to the PBA Tour. After bowling essentially “blindfolded” for years, PBA players would now be able to see the transition of their playing field. After being able to see his ball track on the lane, reigning PBA Player of the Year Jason Belmonte was quoted as saying “Wow, I really do screw up the lanes!”
Not all organizations are adopting the same enthusiasm about the lubricant seen on ESPN telecasts. The Middle Eastern World Bowling Tour events have put a strict ban on the use of Blue Oil due to the possible implications on its overall economy. Oil markets are in frenzy of late, due mainly to speculation about Blue Oil. Blue Oil has given the world an alternate source of energy in a much cooler and hipper form. People don’t want regular old oil anymore.
Unfortunately for the public, Blue Oil is so rare and in such high demand that prices are in no way in line with that of crude oil. Meaning the public will have to wait to see Blue Oil on their local lanes. Until then, the PBA Tour will continue to use Blue Oil on ESPN telecasts to educate the consumer on how lanes transition. Millions of years of evolution are certainly not being put to waste. Read More