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W&T Offshore Announces First Quarter 2005 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

HOUSTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2005 results at approximately 6:00 a.m. Eastern on Friday, May 6, 2005. In conjunction with the release, the Company has scheduled a conference call, which will also be broadcast live over the Internet, on Friday, May 6, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern (9:00 a.m. Central).

     What:   W&T Offshore First Quarter 2005 Earnings Conference Call

     When:   Friday, May 6, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern (9:00 a.m. Central)

     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
             below

     Where:  http://www.wtoffshore.com -- on the "Investor relations home"
             page of the "Investor relations" section of the Company's
             website.

For those who cannot listen to the live call, a telephonic replay will be available through May 13, 2005 and may be accessed by calling (303) 590-3000 and using the pass code 11029672. 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 http://www.wtoffshore.com .

Contacts: Manuel Mondragon, Assistant Treasurer
investorrelations@wtoffshore.com
713-297-8024

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


SOURCE W&T Offshore, Inc.
04/27/2005
CONTACT: Manuel Mondragon, Assistant Treasurer of W&T Offshore, Inc.,
+1-713-297-8024, or investorrelations@wtoffshore.com ; or Ken Dennard,
ksdennard@drg-e.com , or Lisa Elliott, lelliott@drg-e.com , both of DRG&E,
+1-713-529-6600, for W&T Offshore, Inc.
Web site: http://www.wtoffshore.com
(WTI)