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W&T Offshore to Present at the IPAA 2005 Oil & Gas Investment Symposium West

HOUSTON, Oct 05, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that W&T Offshore will be participating in the IPAA 2005 Oil & Gas Investment Symposium West being held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA on October 5 - 7, 2005.

W&T Offshore is scheduled to make a presentation from approximately 5:25 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, October 6. A live audio webcast of the presentation and the accompanying slides will be available by visiting the investor relations section of the Company's website at . A replay of this presentation will be archived on the Company's website for at least 30 days following the presentation.

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 VP of Finance

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

SOURCE W&T Offshore, Inc.

Manuel Mondragon, Assistant VP 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.