About Us

The principals of Shiels Engineering, Inc. – Carol and David Shiels – provide a unique blend of technical and business acumen. Combined, they provide a diversity of experience and infusion of new ideas which have been a key to their collective successes.

Carol Shiels, PE, CPG

President (Managing Principal)

Carol has a B.S. degree in Geological Engineering from Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. She is a skilled Geological Engineer and has been practicing since 1980. Carol is experienced in many aspects of geological engineering from oil and gas prospect evaluations to groundwater and surface drainage assessments where building foundations are affected by poor drainage and shallow groundwater. Carol is a consultant in Oil & Gas and Geological Engineering Operations and provides critical technical support to her clients in the assessment of minerals that are either being bought or sold. She has extensive operations experience in East Texas, Permian Basin, and Southeast Kansas. She also has environmental compliance experience developing SPCC plans, crude oil cleanups under Railroad Commission jurisdiction and air emissions inventories. Carol enjoys consulting on an as-needed basis from prospect evaluation, drilling operations, completion, and regulatory compliance. Click here to view full Resume.

R. David Shiels, PG, CHMM

Vice President (Principal)

David has a B.S. degree in Geology from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is a skilled Geologist and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager who has been practicing his skills since 1984. David is experienced in many aspects of environmental consulting such as facility compliance evaluations, hydrogeology, site assessments, subsurface investigations, solid waste management unit closures, the development of storm water plans, development of Pollution Prevention (P2) plans and health, safety & environmental training. David provides training for both the 40-Hour and 8-Hour HAZWOPER courses to industry and fellow consulting companies. David is familiar with and enjoys cleaning up sites that are enrolled in the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP). David has managed many industrial sites in the VCP and has successfully closed them where clients received a Certificate of Completion from the VCP. David has also managed a site where a Municipal Setting Designation (MSD) was sought. This site has been awarded an MSD. Click here to view full Resume.

Shiels Engineering, Inc. (Shiels Engineering) incorporated in September of 2005. Services provided by Shiels Engineering include Oil and Gas exploration and production (E&P) consulting, environmental, health & safety (EHS) consulting, geological engineering and EHS training. Shiels Engineering is registered as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB #1010655669800) certified by the State of Texas. Shiels Engineering is also registered with the North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (#WFWB97628Y0618) as a Woman-Owned Business.

Carol and David have been happily married since May of 1987 and worked together since Shiels Engineering was created. Perhaps David and Carol’s greatest accomplishments are their two children: Andrew and Sara. They are outstanding young citizens and are both working hard in their communities. Andrew is an engineer and Sara is a licensed professional counselor.