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W&T Offshore Announces First Quarter 2008 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

HOUSTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2008 financial and operations results at approximately 6:00 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday, May 6, 2008. In conjunction with the release, the Company has scheduled a conference call, which will also be broadcast live over the Internet, on Tuesday, May 6 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Central).

What: W&T Offshore First Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call

When: Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Central)

How: Live via phone - by dialing (303) 205-0033 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, 2008 and may be accessed by calling (303) 590-3000 and using the pass code 11112873. Also, an archive of the webcast will be available after the call on the "Investor relations home" page under the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website.

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 200 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, Vice President, Finance 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. 04/22/2008 CONTACT: Manuel Mondragon, Vice President, Finance of W&T Offshore Inc., +1-713-297-8024investorrelations@wtoffshore.com; or Ken Dennard ksdennard@drg-e.comor 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)