It was a wonderful experience attending ADIPEC-2016 conference in Abu Dhabi. I'm really pleased to have won Adrian Todd Golden Key Fund which gave me this opportunity to present my paper and meet many people from industry and academia.
Edris Joonaki, PhD Researcher Student at PVT Research Group

The Adrian Todd Golden Key Student Fund was set up on the Institute of Petroleum Engineering's 40th Anniversary in 2016. This marker coincided with Prof Todd's retirement from IPE where he had served since its inception. Adrian was well known to many as a lecturer in Petroleum Engineering, researcher in Fluids, Gas Condensates and CO2 Capture and Storage.

The fund will support IPE students to enhance their educational and research experience by providing funding to attend and present at high profile conferences, support research visits to leading universities across the world, fund international field and laboratory work and other initiatives that are in the spirit of pursuing excellence. In addition to these examples other exceptional cases will be considered.

The fund is supported by Alumni of IPE who are encouraged to donate.

Scottish Oil Club logoThe Scottish Oil Club has supported this fund with donation, in recognition of Prof. Todd's many contributions to their activities over the years.


The small number of awards in any year will vary according to the funds available and the value of awards is set at a maximum value of £1500.

A committee of IPE Alumni, IPE staff, HWU Alumni and Development, past SPE Student President will evaluate the submissions. Applicants might be called upon to give a short presentation prior to the final decision.


Full-time MSc and PhD students who are currently enrolled on IPE courses at one our Edinburgh, Dubai or Malaysia campuses are eligible to apply.

How to apply

Applicants should complete the Adrian Todd Golden Key Student Fund application form and return it to Prof Patrick Corbett at p.w.m.corbett@hw.ac.uk.

Deadline for 2017-18 awards is 1st March 2017.


For further information contact Prof Patrick Corbett.