Protestors have threatened to disrupt an OEUK industry awards event in Aberdeen this evening.
Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion said there will be protestors “singing, chanting and holding banners” outside the P&J Live awards venue tonight.
They said they have targeted the Shell-sponsored event, claiming it is“self-congratulatory” for people in an “unbridled fossil fuel industry” causing the climate disaster.
OEUK’s awards include categories on Energy Transition, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and People and Culture, as well as celebrations for early career professionals and apprentice of the year.
Protesting the awards tonight, the activists said they demand a “stronger UK transition away from fossil fuels”.
An OEUK spokesperson said: “The offshore energy industry is changing – and as a sector we are proud to power the UK and contribute to the country’s energy security.
“We need to recognise and celebrate those who are pioneering, through oil and gas, offshore wind, hydrogen and carbon capture, to bring down emissions and boost homegrown energy sources.
“We respect the right to peaceful protest, but we would encourage those who are willing to take part in meaningful and solutions-focused discussions to do so.”
The threat to the OEUK awards comes as Just Stop Oil protestors threw paint over the Barclays building in Aberdeen last month, which saw them arrested.
The Union Street offices house Neo Energy and the primary target of the protest, Barclays bank – while oil giant, Shell, will move in soon.
Shell said at the time there were none of its employees in the building, adding that it respects “the right of people to protest and express their point of view”.
The energy giant added “that society needs to take urgent action on climate change.”