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W&T Offshore to Host Analyst Days in New York City on October 24 and in Houston on October 26
           The Company Will Webcast the New York City Presentation

HOUSTON, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced that it will host Analyst Days in New York City on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. eastern time and in Houston, Texas on Thursday, October 26, 2006 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. central time. W&T Offshore will webcast the New York City presentation live over the Internet on October 24, which will be accessible at http://www.wtoffshore.com . It will also be archived on the Company's website for rebroadcast.

     What:    W&T Offshore 2006 Analyst Day

     Where:   New York Palace Hotel
              Tuesday, October 24, 2006
              3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time

              Houston City Club
              Thursday, October 26, 2006
              2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time

    Webcast:  Live at http://www.wtoffshore.com on Tuesday, October 24, 2006

For more information or if you would like to attend this event, please contact Lisa Elliott or Ken Dennard at DRG&E at 713-529-6600 or email lelliott@drg-e.com .

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 200 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.