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W&T Offshore Amends Record Date for Quarterly Dividend on Common Stock

HOUSTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced that the previously declared record date of March 2, 2009, for its quarterly dividend payable on March 20, 2009, has been amended to a record date of March 6. The regular cash quarterly dividend of $0.03 per share payable to the holders of the Corporation's common shares will still be made on March 20.

About W&T Offshore

Founded in 1983, W&T Offshore is an independent oil and natural gas company focused primarily in the Gulf of Mexico, including exploration in the deepwater and deep shelf regions, where it has developed significant technical expertise. W&T has grown through acquisition, exploitation and exploration and now holds working interests in over 148 fields in federal and state waters and a majority of its daily production is derived from wells it operates. For more information on W&T Offshore, please visit its Web site at www.wtoffshore.com.

Contacts: Manuel Mondragon, Vice President of Finance investorrelations@wtoffshore.com 713-297-8024

Ken Dennardksdennard@drg-e.com Lisa Elliott /lelliott@drg-e.com DRG&E / 713-529-6600