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

HOUSTON, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2008 financial and operations results at approximately 6:00 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. In conjunction with the release, the Company has scheduled a conference call, which will also be broadcast live over the Internet, on Tuesday, November 4 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern (10:00 a.m. Central).

    What:   W&T Offshore Third Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call

    When:   Tuesday, November 4, 2008 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 November 11, 2008 and may be accessed by calling (303) 590-3000 and using the pass code 11121166. 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 http://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.