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 22 Sep 2018

Positions - Previous

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Executive Chairman
Tap Oil
Tap Oil
2016 - 201838

Directors Interests

CompanyDateTransaction typeNumber of sharesPrice per shareTransaction valueNature of change
Tap Oil15 Jun 2017Issued166,665$0.00OtherConversion of securities
Tap Oil15 Jun 2017Other166,665$0.00OtherConversion of securities
Tap Oil29 May 2017Issued1,000,000$0.00OtherIssue of securities: 1,000,000 - Performance Rights
Tap Oil29 May 2017Issued833,335$0.00OtherConversion of securities
Tap Oil29 May 2017Issued1,000,000$0.00OtherIssue of securities

Directors Shareholdings

CompanyDirect sharesIndirect sharesTotal sharesTotal value
Tap Oil4,000,0004,000,000$360,000

Total Shareholder Return as at 31/08/18

1 year TSR5 year TSR
143rdTap Oil62%-27%
340thSumatra Copper & Gold9%-39%
756thMZI Resources-54%-30%
836thBlackham Resources-85%-23%
737 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar


37th↑Blackham Resources$54.9m
38th↓Tap Oil$54.5m
39th↑MZI Resources$50.8m
40th↑Sumatra Copper & Gold$41.9m
506 listed resources companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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