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W&T Offshore Announces Retirement of Tom Getten and appointment of Shahid Ghauri as General Counsel

HOUSTON, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced that Thomas F. Getten, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of  W&T Offshore has retired and has been succeeded by Shahid A. Ghauri, who joined the Company in March 2017.

Tracy Krohn, W&T Offshore's Chairman and CEO, stated, "We appreciate Tom's guidance and dedication to W&T since he joined the Company in 2006. We wish him the best in his well-deserved retirement.  We also welcome Shahid Ghauri to the W&T team and believe he will be a great asset to the company."

Previously, Mr. Ghauri served as a partner with Jones Walker, where he focused primarily on business and commercial transactions in the oil and gas sector.  Prior to that, Mr. Ghauri was the Assistant General Counsel of BHP Billiton Petroleum, where he managed the legal team responsible for unconventional resource plays.  Prior to joining BHP, he worked in private law practice as an oil and gas lawyer with top tier law firms.  Before earning his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, he was employed as a wireline logging engineer for Schlumberger. 

Mr. Ghauri also received a B.S. and M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.  He is a member of the State Bars of Texas and Pennsylvania, the Houston Producers' Forum, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

About W&T Offshore

W&T Offshore, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas producer with operations offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and has grown through acquisitions, exploration and development.  The Company currently has working interests in approximately 52 fields in federal and state waters (50 producing and two fields capable of producing) and has under lease approximately 750,000 gross acres, including approximately 490,000 gross acres on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf and approximately 260,000 gross acres in the deepwater.  A majority of the Company's daily production is derived from wells it operates.  For more information on W&T Offshore, please visit the Company's website at



Lisa Elliott

Danny Gibbons

Dennard Lascar Associates




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