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W&T Offshore Announces Chief Financial Officer Resignation

HOUSTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced that Stephen A. Landry, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has resigned effective May 31, 2006. As previously announced, Mr. Landry had taken a leave of absence under the Family & Medical Leave Act as of March 27, 2006. The Board of Directors is currently conducting a search for Mr. Landry's successor. William W. Talafuse, Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, continues as interim Chief Financial Officer.

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 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 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 http://www.wtoffshore.com

Contacts:
Manuel Mondragon, Assistant VP of Finance
investorrelations@wtoffshore.com

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

SOURCE W&T Offshore, Inc.

Web site: http://www.wtoffshore.com