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W&T Offshore to Present at the IPAA Oil & Gas Investment Symposium in San Francisco on October 1

HOUSTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that the Company will be presenting at the 2009 IPAA Oil & Gas Investment Symposium to be held on September 29 through October 1, 2009 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

Tracy Krohn, W&T Offshore's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present on Thursday, October 1, at 8:25 a.m. Pacific Time. The audio presentation and accompanying slides will be broadcast live over the Internet. The webcast link can be accessed live and for replay by visiting the Company's website at www.wtoffshore.com.

About W&T Offshore

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 147 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 www.wtoffshore.com.

Contacts: Manuel Mondragon / Janet Yanginvestorrelations@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.

Manuel Mondragon or Janet Yang, both 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.