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W&T Offshore to Present at the IPAA OGIS San Francisco

HOUSTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that the Company will be presenting at the IPAA Oil & Gas Investment Symposium to be held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, October 6-8, 2008.

Tracy W. Krohn, W&T Offshore's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present on Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at 3:30 p.m. pacific time (6:30 p.m. eastern). 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. Mr. Krohn will be joined by the Company's new President, Jamie Vazquez and its Chief Financial Officer, Danny Gibbons to meet with attending investors and analysts.

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.