Exploration Logging Company
The Exploration Logging company was originally founded in 1952 in Sacramento, California, by a group of Stanford University geology and engineering graduates to provide geologic logging services. Exploration Logging is now part of INTEQ.
The first president of the company was Vern Jones. In the 1960s, the company performed jobs in Latin America, Australia, Europe and Africa. Exploration Logging acquired Peters Mud Logging in 1968 and was in turn acquired by Baker International in 1972, when its name was abbreviated as Exlog. Its market then expanded in the 1970s to the Gulf Coast, the North Sea, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. In the 1980s, Exlog provided service in China, acquired three more companies (Monaco Mud Logging service in 1980, Smith Mud Logging service in 1983, and Core Lab Mud Logging in 1986), and moved its headquarters to Houston, Texas in 1987 when it merged with TOTCO after Baker and Hughes combined.
When INTEQ was formed from combining Exlog, Develco, EastmanTeleco, Baker Sand Control and Milpark, the mud logging group re-formed into what Baker Hughes INTEQ now calls Surface Logging Systems. The SLS group has continued to thrive, operating world wide, concentrating on high end, mostly deepwater operations.