James Menzies

James Menzies was the founder of Salamander Energy, an oil and gas business listed on the London Stock Exchange with activities in South East Asia, that was acquired by Ophir Energy in 2015. Mr Menzies holds a BSc in Geology from the University of London and an MSc in Geophysics and Planetary Physics from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Prior to founding Salamander Energy, Mr Menzies was senior partner of Lambert Energy Advisory, an upstream oil and gas corporate finance advisory business. He spent most of his career with LASMO, a UK-listed independent exploration and production company, first as a geophysicist in the UK North Sea exploration team and later in Vietnam and Indonesia. Mr Menzies returned to the London head office in 1997 to work in corporate development and mergers & acquisitions. As a member of LASMO’s senior management team, he held a variety of corporate positions including corporate affairs, strategic planning and investor relations.
Bio last updated 13 Jul 2019

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Positions - Previous

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Executive Chairman
Tap Oil
Tap Oil
2016 - 2018

Directors Interests

CompanyDateTransaction typeNumber of sharesPrice per shareTransaction valueNature of change
Tap Oil15 Jun 2017Issued166,665OtherConversion of securities
Tap Oil15 Jun 2017Other166,665OtherConversion of securities
Tap Oil29 May 2017Issued1,000,000OtherIssue of securities: 1,000,000 - Performance Rights
Tap Oil29 May 2017Issued833,335OtherConversion of securities
Tap Oil29 May 2017Issued1,000,000OtherIssue of securities
Source: Morningstar

Total Shareholder Return as at 28/06/19

1 year TSR5 year TSR
166thTap Oil26%-25%
731 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar


th-Tap Oil$70.4m
488 listed resources companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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