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W&T Offshore to Present at the Sixth Louisiana Energy Conference

HOUSTON, May 20, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that the Company will be presenting at the Sixth Louisiana Energy Conference being held on May 21 & 22, 2008 in New Orleans.

Danny Gibbons, W&T Offshore's Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present on Wednesday, May 21 at 2:40 p.m. Central Time. The presentation will be broadcast live over the Internet. 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 region, where it has developed significant technical expertise. W&T has grown through acquisition, exploitation and exploration and now holds working interests in over 200 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.

http://www.wtoffshore.com