Posted on: September 22, 2020

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Gneiss Energy’s Managing Director Jon Fitzpatrick featured on Energy Voice this week, sharing his view on Shetland Islands Council’s ambitions to retain more tax revenue from oil and gas operations around the isles in its self-determination bid.

“Against the backdrop of a maturing sector to the East of Shetland, the frontier area West of Shetland is set to become the UKCS’s largest growth area through the next decade.”

“This is driven by the significant development of large hydrocarbon discoveries supporting sustained production growth beyond 2025 – in reality it is the only UK sector likely to see such growth.”

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Jon is the Founder and Managing Director of Gneiss Energy with over 20 years' experience in the industry. He is a qualified corporate lawyer, petroleum economist, investment banker and energy sector adviser. Prior to establishing Gneiss, Jon was Senior Managing Director and Head of Natural Resources for Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well as, Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets, Europe at Macquarie Capital. Previously, he held senior posts at Cenkos Securities plc, including Head of Corporate Finance, Energy and Natural Resources. Between 2013-2015, Jon was President of The Scottish Energy Forum and has been a board director since 2008. He is also an active member of various industry bodies and professional institutions. He began his career in 1994 as a research associate at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee before joining Arthur Andersen and then Brewin Dolphin (now N+1 Singer), leading both their Energy & Natural Resources and TMT businesses. Jon holds an LL.B (Hons.) and Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Dundee and an LL.M (Dist.) in Natural Resources Law (specialising in Petroleum Economics).

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