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

Feb 23, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and year-end 2005 financial and operational results at approximately 6:00 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, March 16, 2006. In conjunction with the release, the Company has scheduled a conference call, which will also be broadcast live over the Internet, on Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern (9:00 a.m. Central).

What:   W&T Offshore Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2005 Earnings Conference

             Call

     When:   Thursday, March 16, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern
             (9:00 a.m. Central)

     How:    Live via phone -- By dialing (303) 262-2211 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 March 23, 2006 and may be accessed by calling (303) 590-3000 and using the pass code 11054969. 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 exploration in the deepwater, 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
                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.

Manuel Mondragon, Assistant VP of Finance 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.
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