-- Reliance, L&T to start building rigs Two Indian industrial conglomerates plan to begin manufacturing deepwater drilling rigs to relieve the global shortage of such units.
-- Other local voices come to Washington When several Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States members came to Washington for their annual "call-up" visits to Congress and regulators in early April, other business leaders from their communities came along.
-- 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.
-- Colombia shortlists 20 firms for heavy oil projects Colombia's National Hydrocarbons Agency (ANH) has invited 20 companies to submit formal proposals in May to develop eight greenfield heavy-oil blocks in the East Llanos basin, the head of the agency told OGJ.
-- 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.
-- Chevron lets Platong platform work contract Chevron Thailand let a contract to J. Ray McDermott SA to build a central production-processing platform, living quarters, and associated facilities for the Platong Gas II project, Gulf of Thailand.
-- 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.
-- Anomalies found in Neptune TLP Certain hull anomalies were identified in the Neptune tension-leg platform during the TLP's commissioning, resulting in a structural inspection and analysis, said project partner Woodside Energy.