A highlight of the UK offshore industry’s social calendar has been postponed due to fears about the coronavirus spread.
The Offshore Achievement Awards were scheduled to take place at P&J Live in Aberdeen on March 19.
But the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen Section, which organises and hosts the OAAs, has decided to reschedule the ceremony for September 10.
The organisation said: “Following a series of discussions in recent days, we regret to inform you that organisers have made the decision to postpone this year’s Offshore Achievement Awards due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“We have taken this decision based on closely monitoring advice from government, NHS Scotland and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
“The ceremony was an evening we were all looking forward to, however we must ensure health and safety is our number one priority.
“All table bookings will remain valid for the rescheduled ceremony on September 10th 2020.
“We thank you for your understanding and are looking forward to seeing you all in September.”