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W&T Offshore Announces Sale Of Non-Operated Non-Core Gulf Of Mexico Shelf Asset
  

HOUSTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) today announces that it has sold all of its working interest in West Delta 29 block (OCS 00385) located on the shelf of the Gulf of Mexico to EPL Oil & Gas, Inc. for $21.8 million with an effective date of January 1, 2013, subject to post-Effective Date adjustments.  The sale of this non-core asset does not alter our previously issued production or expense guidance. 

Tracy W. Krohn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "The sale of this non-core, non-operated property, allows us to accelerate cash flow from the underlying asset.  As we have discussed throughout the year, our intent is to continually high-grade our assets and focus on the projects we feel have the greatest potential to create shareholder value."

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 onshore in both the Permian Basin of West Texas and in East Texas.  We have grown through acquisitions, exploration and development and currently hold working interests in approximately 71 offshore fields in federal and state waters (65 producing and six fields capable of producing).  W&T currently has under lease over 1.4 million gross acres including over 710,000 gross acres on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf, over 480,000 gross acres in the deepwater and over 220,000 gross acres onshore in Texas. A substantial majority of our daily production is derived from wells we operate offshore.  For more information on W&T Offshore, please visit our website at www.wtoffshore.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events, based on what we believe are reasonable assumptions. No assurance can be given, however, that these events will occur. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially including, among other things, market conditions, oil and gas price volatility, uncertainties inherent in oil and gas production operations and estimating reserves, unexpected future capital expenditures, competition, the success of our risk management activities, governmental regulations, uncertainties and other factors discussed in W&T Offshore's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and subsequent Form 10-Q reports found at www.sec.gov or at our website at www.wtoffshore.com under the Investor Relations section.

CONTACT

Mark Brewer

Danny Gibbons


Investor Relations

SVP & CFO


investorrelations@wtoffshore.com 

investorrelations@wtoffshore.com


713-297-8024

713-624-7326

SOURCE W&T Offshore