-- Myanmar gas field to resume production this week Myanmar's Yetagun offshore gas field is expected to resume production by Apr. 11 following repair of two ruptures in a gas pipeline to western Thailand, Thai Energy Minister Poonpirom Liptapanlop told reporters.
-- US rig count hits 22-year high The US rig count jumped by 22 to 1,830 rotary rigs workingthe largest number since the week ended Jan. 10, 1986, when 1,880 units were drilling, said Baker Hughes Inc.
-- Rig count rebounds to high for 2008 US drilling rebounded by 24 rotary rigs to 1,808 working this week, up from 1,650 in the same period a year ago and the largest number of active units so far in 2008, said Baker Hughes.
-- Pakistan firm signs rig deal Petroleum Exploration (Pvt.) Ltd., operator, signed a long-term contract with Weatherford Drilling International for a new National Oilwell Varco 1,500-hp IDEAL drilling rig.
-- US rig count increases by 39 units US drilling climbed to an 11-week high with an increase of 39 rotary rigs to 1,802 working this week, up from 1,757 during the same period in 2007, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.
-- Sakhalin-2 partners seeking swifter financing Sakhalin-2 gas and oil project parterns have reported they are no longer seeking loans from the US Ex-Im Bank or the UK's Export Credits Guarantee Department due to possible delays on loan decisions.