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W&T Offshore Declares a Special Dividend on Common Stock

HOUSTON, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced that its Board of Directors on December 10, 2010 declared a special cash dividend of $0.66 per share, payable to the holders of the Corporation's common shares. The special dividend will be payable on December 29, 2010 to shareholders of record on December 21, 2010.

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 holds, prior to the acquisition described above, working interests in approximately 75 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events, based on what we believe are reasonable assumptions. No assurance can be given, however, that these events will occur. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially including, among other things, market conditions, oil and gas price volatility, uncertainties inherent in oil and gas production operations and estimating reserves, unexpected future capital expenditures, competition, the success of our risk management activities, governmental regulations, uncertainties and other factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and subsequent Form 10-Q reports found at (www.sec.gov).

Contacts:

Janet Yang, Finance Manager

investorrelations@wtoffshore.com

713-297-8024


Lisa Elliott / lelliott@drg-l.com

DRG&L / 713-529-6600

SOURCE W&T Offshore, Inc.