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Developing innovative ideas and products for 38 years 

Product Design Conceptual Ideas

Generation and Filing of Patents

Electronics Design

Design, Prototype and Manufacture

Complete Turnkey Product Design and Prototype Build Projects.

Consultancy on Specific Design Problems

Assistance with Design Projects in a range of areas 


  • First car ignition system with HT modules on every spark plug.

  • First hard drive for the Apple MAC. 

  • First 200C memory production logging tool.

  • First dual redundant, all metal sealed permanent downhole gauge. 

  • First fully computer controlled workshop torque machine.

  • PCP monitoring sensors

  • First partially ground fault tolerant 175C ESP sensor. 

  • World record 137 sensor fluid level sensor.

  • 2 of the first fully ground fault tolerant ESP sensors


Having worked in industry for 35 years, I have worked with and for many companies including


GE Oil and Gas 

Lufkin Industries


Shell UK

Saudi Aramco

PDO Oman

Saga Petroleum

Alkhorayef Petroleum

Expro North Sea


Dave Shanks is an independent engineering consultant, with more than 35 years of industrial design experience and more than 25 patents relating to the work over the years. 

Dave can provide solutions to your product development problems, either with ideas, market insight, prototype build and testing, and any part of the process from conception to manufacturing.

Areas of expertise include down hole electronics for oil field applications, ground fault sensors for ESP's, permanent down hole sensors, fluid and flow measurement technology, machine controls, pump monitoring and control and general electronics and software based systems.

Having spent many years employed by a range of large and small companies Shanks Tech was set up in September 2017 to provide consulting services to industry.


Shanks Tech 

Rose Croft 

Corseduick Road  

Aberdeen  AB21 0PG


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