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W&T Offshore Sets Annual Meeting Date

HOUSTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced that the Company's 2009 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held at 9 a.m. Central Time on May 4, 2009, at the Houston City Club, One City Club Drive, Houston, Texas 77046. Shareholders of record at the close of business on March 25, 2009 are entitled to receive notice of the meeting and to vote the shares of W&T Offshore common stock they held as of that date.

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 / 713-529-6600M

SOURCE W&T Offshore, Inc. 02/27/2009 CONTACT: Manuel Mondragon, Vice President of Finance of W&T Offshore Inc., +1-713-297-8024investorrelations@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)