CETCO Energy Services

CETCO Energy Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE: MTX) A New York-based resource- and technology-based growth company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services. MTI serves the paper, foundry, steel, environmental, energy, polymer and consumer products industries. The company reported sales of $1.73 billion in 2014.

Company details

1001 Ochsner Blvd Suite 425 , Covington , Louisiana 70433 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
$1,000,000 US - $10,000,000 US

Who We Are

We provide comprehensive solutions for a host of oilfield, petrochemical, and refining needs. Our services are holistic in approach to give our clients the most comprehensive and knowledgeable service possible. We invite you to explore our products and services and let us know what we can do for your business.

CETCO Oilfield Services Company began in 1996 as CETCO Offshore, a division of Colloid Environmental Technologies Company. Our fluid treatment technology was first introduced in 1996 in the Gulf of Mexico for treatment of fluids from acid stimulation flow backs and well completions.

In 2003, CETCO Offshore became a separately incorporated entity and took the name CETCO Oilfield Services Company. The company has grown significantly, both through internal growth and acquisitions. The addition of services has grown out of the needs of our customers, and spurred by our company’s desire to link complementary technologies and processes.

Today CETCO Oilfield Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amcol International. We operate out of 20+ locations worldwide and employ over 600 people.

We call the creature a Muddog, but it’s based on a real animal – a Tiger Salamander! The Tiger Salamander is a carnivorous amphibian that looks like a cross between a frog and a lizard, with little legs and a long tail.

Their average size is 6 - 8 inches (15-20cm) but can grow as big as 14 inches (35 cm) long. The larvae have gills that are later absorbed when they metamorphose (these gills are the red “tentacles” you see in our muddog). The Tiger Salamander is the largest land-dwelling salamander on earth and is found throughout the United Sates, southern Canada, and eastern Mexico. The animals prefer to live near ponds, lakes, or slow-moving streams, but stay underground in burrows up to 2 feet (60 cm) deep and usually return to the water only to breed. A Tiger Salamander has an average lifespan of 12 - 15 years in the wild.

Is this your idea of a Mascot?
Absolutely! When our company started out in 1996 with a new water filtration technology, our president used a tank of tiger salamanders to grab people’s attention at trade shows. This gave him the opportunity to both explain the animals, as well as the services his company offered. The Muddog, needless to say, has been our calling card ever since.


Our management supports the prevention of incidents, injuries, and occupational illness. We seek to reduce the risk of damage to the environment and property through:

  • Proactive individual involvement
  • Personal accountability
  • Continuous improvement of processes
  • Safety training, including all industrial safe work practices
  • Technical training for skills and certifications

We strive to maintain a safety-based culture that keeps our workplace incident free.