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W&T Offshore to Present at Pritchard Capital Partners Energize 2009 Conference

HOUSTON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that the Company will participate in the Pritchard Capital Partners Energize 2009 Conference being held in San Francisco on January 13 through 15, 2009.

Tracy W. Krohn, W&T Offshore's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer will make a presentation at 3:15 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, January 13. Presentations will not be webcast, but the Company's presentation materials will be available on the Investor Relations page of W&T Offshore's Website at www.wtoffshore.

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 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. 01/13/2009 /CONTACT: Manuel Mondragon, Vice President of Finance of W&T Offshore Inc., +1-713-297-8024, investorrelations@wtoffshore.com; or Ken Dennardksdennard@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)