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W&T Offshore to Present at The Houston Energy Financial Forum

HOUSTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that the Company will be presenting at The Houston Energy Financial Forum to be held November 18-20, 2008 at the Houstonian Hotel Resort and Spa.

Danny Gibbons, W&T Offshore's Chief Financial Officer is scheduled to present on Thursday, November 20, at 11:20 a.m. central time. The presentation will be broadcast live over the Internet and the webcast link can be accessed live and for replay by visiting the Company's website at http://www.wtoffshore.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 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 155 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, Vice President 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. 11/17/2008 /CONTACT: Manuel Mondragon, Vice President of Finance 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. /Web site: http://www.wtoffshore.com (WTI)