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

HOUSTON, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that it will release its third quarter financial and operational results at approximately 6:00 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, November 10, 2005. In conjunction with the release, the Company has scheduled a conference call, which will also be broadcast live over the Internet, on Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern (9:00 a.m. Central).

What: W&T Offshore Third Quarter 2005 Earnings Conference Call

When: Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern
(9:00 a.m. Central)

How: Live via phone -- By dialing (303) 262-2137 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 November 17, 2005 and may be accessed by calling (303) 590-3000 and using the pass code 11042777. 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 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.
10/26/2005
CONTACT: 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.
Web site: http://www.wtoffshore.com
(WTI)