David Fitzpatrick, a co-founder of Shiningbank Energy Ltd, has joined the board of Twin Butte Energy Ltd as its chairman. Twin Butte is a junior gas producer with operations in NW Alberta and NE British Columbia. He replaces Twin Butte founder Jim Saunders, who stepped in as president and chief executive officer last month to replace Ron Cawston, whose resignation was announced 5 November 2008. Fitzpatrick co-founded Shiningbank in 1996 and was a director as well as president and CEO of the company when it was sold. During that 11 year period, Shiningbank’s production increased to 25,000 oil-equivalent barrels per day from 2800bpd.