Founded at the beginning of North Sea development in 1974, the Association of British Independent Oil Exploration Companies seeks to promote the role played by British independent exploration and production (E&P) companies in maintaining a powerful and effective UK based oil and gas industry.
By increasing awareness of the independents' achievements in developing oil and gas reserves on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), at UK onshore locations and increasingly elsewhere in the world, BRINDEX aims to demonstrate their vital contribution to both the industry and the local economy.
Britain remains the only European country in which a substantial, independent E&P sector has been established.
BRINDEX members have long been engaged in oil and gas activities overseas. Developments in the North Sea in recent years have added a wealth of modern technological know-how and expertise to the skill base of member companies who are increasingly using this knowledge to expand internationally.