U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Friday as oil prices extended recent gains, ahead of scheduled remarks from Federal Reserve policymakers.
Ahead of the afternoon's scheduled oil rig count, U.S. crude oil futures for April delivery traded more than 2 percent higher above $41 a barrel.
Fed speakers on Friday include Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley, who will give opening remarks at a New York Fed Conference on "Supervising Large, Complex Financial Institutions."
Eric Rosengren, Boston Fed President, is set to participate in a late morning panel discussion at the conference on "Defining the Objectives and Goals of Supervision."
In Frankfurt, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard is due to give a keynote speech at the ECB International Research Forum on Monetary Policy.