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

HOUSTON, Feb 04, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that it will release its fourth quarter 2008 financial and operations results at approximately 6:00 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, February 26, 2009. In conjunction with the release, the Company has scheduled a conference call, which will also be broadcast live over the Internet, on Thursday, February 26 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Central).

What: W&T Offshore Fourth Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call When: Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Central) How: Live via phone - by dialing 303-262-2053 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 5, 2009 and may be accessed by calling (303) 590-3000 and using the pass code 11126254. 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 155 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 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.

http://www.wtoffshore.com