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W&T Offshore Announces 2004 Fourth Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

HOUSTON, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and year-end 2004 results at approximately 6:00 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, March 9, 2005. In conjunction with the release, the Company has scheduled a conference call, which will also be broadcast live over the Internet, on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern (9:00 a.m. Central).

     What:   W&T Offshore Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2004 Earnings
             Conference Call

     When:   Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern (9:00 a.m.

     How:    Live via phone -- By dialing (303) 262-2137 and asking for the
             W&T Offshore call at least 10 minutes prior to the start time, or
             Live over the Internet -- By logging onto the web at the address

     Where: -- on the "Investor relations home"
             page of the "Investor relations" section of the Company's

For those who cannot listen to the live call, a telephonic replay will be available through March 16, 2005 and may be accessed by calling (303) 590-3000 and using the pass code 11024658. Also, an archive of the webcast will be available after the call for a period of 90 days on the "Investor relations home" page under the "Investor relations" section of the Company's website.

Founded in 1983, W&T Offshore is an independent oil and natural gas company focused primarily in the Gulf of Mexico, including the deep water, where it has developed significant technical expertise. W&T has grown through acquisition, exploitation and exploration and now holds working interests in over 100 fields in federal and state waters and operates wells that account for a majority of its daily production. Since our inception, with an initial equity capitalization of $12,000, we have significantly grown our reserves, production and cash flow through a combination of acquisition, exploitation and exploration activities. For more information on W&T Offshore, please visit its Web site at .

Contacts: Manuel Mondragon, Assistant Treasurer

Ken Dennard /
Lisa Elliott /
DRG&E / 713-529-6600

SOURCE W&T Offshore, Inc.
CONTACT: Manuel Mondragon, Assistant Treasurer of W&T Offshore, Inc.,
+1-713-297-8024, or ; or Ken Dennard, , or Lisa Elliott, , both of DRG&E,
+1-713-529-6600, for W&T Offshore, Inc.
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