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W&T Offshore Declares Dividend on Common Stock

HOUSTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a regular cash dividend of $0.02 per share, payable to the holders of the Corporation's common shares. The dividend will be payable on November 1, 2005 to shareholders of record on October 14, 2005.

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

Manuel Mondragon, Assistant Vice President of Finance

Ken Dennard /
Lisa Elliott /
DRG&E / 713-529-6600

SOURCE W&T Offshore, Inc.
CONTACT: Manuel Mondragon, Assistant Vice President of Finance of W&T
Offshore, Inc., +1-713-297-8024, or ; or Ken
Dennard, , or Lisa Elliott, , both of
DRG&E, +1-713-529-6600, for W&T Offshore, Inc.
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