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W&T Offshore Names Virginia Boulet to Its Board of Directors

HOUSTON, March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Virginia Boulet to its Board, expanding it to five members. Ms. Boulet will be joining the Nominating Committee and the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee.

Ms. Boulet serves as special counsel to the law firm of Adams & Reese, LLP, and is an adjunct professor of law at Loyola University School of Law. She has over twenty years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, equity securities offerings, general business matters and counseling clients regarding compliance with federal securities laws and regulations. Prior to joining Adams and Reese in 2002, Ms. Boulet served as the senior securities law partner of a regional firm based in the New Orleans area. Ms. Boulet currently also serves as the presiding independent director of CenturyTel, Inc.

"We are pleased to expand our board by adding Virginia Boulet," said Tracy W. Krohn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "She is an experienced corporate director and an innovative and strategic thinker. Also, as a new public company, we will benefit from her expertise regarding securities laws and corporate governance issues to help us maintain the highest of standards."

Ms. Boulet, age 51, graduated from Yale University in 1975 and received her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, Order of the Coif, in 1983 from Tulane University Law School.

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 http://www.wtoffshore.com .

Contacts:
Manuel Mondragon, Assistant Treasurer
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.
03/28/2005

CONTACT: Manuel Mondragon, Assistant Treasurer of W&T Offshore, Inc.,
+1-713-297-8024, or 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.
Web site: http://www.wtoffshore.com (WTI)