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W&T Offshore Announces Third Quarter 2009 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule

HOUSTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that it will release its third quarter 2009 financial and operations results at approximately 6:00 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, November 5, 2009. In conjunction with the release, the Company has scheduled a conference call, which will also be broadcast live over the Internet, on Thursday, November 5 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern (9:00 a.m. Central).

    What:   W&T Offshore Third Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call
    When:   Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern
            (9:00 a.m. Central)
    How:    Live via phone - by dialing 480-629-9786 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 homepage in the "Investor
            Relations" section of the Company's Web site

For those who cannot listen to the live call, a telephonic replay will be available through November 12, 2009 and may be accessed by calling (303) 590-3030 and using the pass code 4173824. 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 Web site.

About W&T Offshore

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 147 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 www.wtoffshore.com.

SOURCE W&T Offshore, Inc.

Manuel Mondragon or Janet Yang, both of W&T Offshore, Inc., +1-713-297-8024, 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.