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W&T Offshore Announces Second Quarter 2006 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

HOUSTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that it will release its second quarter 2006 financial and operations results at approximately 6:00 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, August 9, 2006. In conjunction with the release, the Company has scheduled a conference call, which will also be broadcast live over the Internet, on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern (9:00 a.m. Central).

     What:   W&T Offshore Second Quarter 2006 Earnings Conference Call

     When:   Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern
             (9:00 a.m. Central)

     How:    Live via phone -- by dialing (303) 262-2175 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 August 16, 2006 and may be accessed by calling (303) 590-3000 and using the pass code 11067661#. 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.

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 deep water, 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.