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W&T Offshore Reports Third Quarter Results

HOUSTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) today provides financial and operational results for the third quarter 2010.  Some of the highlights for the third quarter 2010 include:

    --  Earnings per share increased for the third quarter to $0.36 from a loss
        per share of $0.02 in last year's third quarter and EPS excluding
        special items increased to $0.43 from a loss per share of $0.04 during
        the third quarter of 2009.
    --  Adjusted EBITDA increased 26% to $117.9 million for the quarter.
    --  Net cash provided by operating activities for the first nine months of
        2010 was $392.9 million, an increase of $301.0 million over the nine
        month period of 2009. For the quarter, net cash provided by operating
        activities increased 227% to $148.6 million from $45.5 million for the
        quarter ended September 30, 2009.
    --  Lease operating expenses decreased 36% to $34.4 million in the third
        quarter from the prior year period.
    --  Oil and natural gas liquids were 51% of sales volumes during the
        quarter, up from 45% during the third quarter of 2009.
    --  Cash balance at September 30, 2010 was $180.5 million, an increase of
        $142.3 million since year-end, bringing total current liquidity to
        $585.7 million.


Tracy W. Krohn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We had another very good quarter with higher oil production, higher average realized sales prices and much lower lease operating expenses as compared to the last quarter.  Our adjusted EPS was $0.43 and exceeded both second quarter this year and last year's third quarter.  In addition, we are excited about the results of the Main Pass 108 E-3 well, which we finished drilling shortly after the end of the third quarter.  This successful conventional shelf well has discovered over 300 feet of gas condensate in six sands.  Furthermore, our liquidity continues to gain strength, positioning us to take advantage of acquisition opportunities that we are seeing more frequently both offshore and onshore.  We added to our oil hedge positions recently to allow us better price support when and if a financing requirement arises."

Revenues, Net Income/Loss and Earnings Per Share ("EPS"):  Net income for the third quarter of 2010 was $27.2 million, or $0.36 per common share, on revenues of $169.6 million, compared to a net loss for the same quarter of 2009 of ($1.3) million, or ($0.02) per share, on revenues of $167.0 million.  Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 was $97.4 million, or $1.30 per common share, on revenues of $518.8 million, compared to a net loss of ($251.9) million, or ($3.35) per share, on revenues of $434.9 million for the first nine months of 2009.  Included in revenues for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 are approximately $4.8 million and $24.9 million, respectively, related to the recoupment of royalties paid to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (the "BOEM" and formerly the Minerals Management Service) in prior periods.  Volumes associated with this adjustment were 0.5 Bcfe and 3.0 Bcfe for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively.  Also included in revenues for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 is a charge of $4.7 million for royalty relief originally recognized in 2009 on deepwater production transported through our subsea pipeline system that has been partially disallowed by the BOEM.  We are contesting this adjustment.

Net income for the third quarter of 2010 excluding special items was approximately $32.0 million, or $0.43 per common share.  Excluding special items for the corresponding quarter of 2009, our net loss was approximately ($2.6) million, or ($0.04) per common share.  Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 excluding special items was approximately $87.1 million, or $1.17 per common share, compared to a net loss excluding special items of ($109.0) million, or ($1.45) per common share, in the corresponding period of 2009.  See the "Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Net Income (Loss) Excluding Special Items" table at the back of this press release for a description of the special items.

Cash Flow from Operating Activities and Adjusted EBITDA:  Net cash provided by operating activities for the three months ended September 30, 2010 increased 227% to $148.6 million from $45.5 million for the three months ended September 30, 2009.  Net cash provided by operating activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 increased 328% to $392.9 million from $91.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2009.  The increase was primarily a result of higher prices, lower expenses and net changes in working capital, which included the receipt of $99.8 million in tax reimbursements and $46.9 million in insurance reimbursements.  

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures and are hereinafter defined in "Non-GAAP Information" later in this press release.  For the quarter ended September 30, 2010, EBITDA was $112.2 million versus $95.4 million during the corresponding quarter of 2009, or an 18% increase.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2010, EBITDA increased 57% to $353.3 million from $225.4 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2009.  Third quarter 2010 Adjusted EBITDA was $117.9 million compared to $93.4 million during third quarter 2009, or a 26% increase.  Adjusted EBITDA increased 45% to $328.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 from $226.3 million for the comparable period of 2009.

Production and Prices:  On a natural gas equivalent ("Bcfe") basis, we sold 21.6 Bcfe at an average price of $8.02 per Mcfe in the third quarter of 2010, of which 51% was from oil and natural gas liquids.  This compares to 25.7 Bcfe sold at an average price of $6.30 per Mcfe in the third quarter of 2009, of which 45% was from oil and natural gas liquids.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2010, we sold 64.4 Bcfe with an average realized price of $8.12 per Mcfe.  For the comparable 2009 period, we sold 71.9 Bcfe with an average realized price of $5.98 per Mcfe.  The sales volume decrease for both the quarter and year to date periods is primarily attributable to the downtime experienced at our MP 108 field, which has been impacted by a third-party pipeline outage since early June 2010.

Lease Operating Expenses ("LOE"):  LOE for the third quarter of 2010 decreased to $34.4 million, or $1.59 per Mcfe, from $53.8 million, or $2.10 per Mcfe, in the third quarter of 2009.  LOE is made up of base LOE, insurance premiums, workovers, facilities maintenance and hurricane remediation costs, net.  Base LOE is lower due to the property divestitures that occurred in 2009, partially offset by increases associated with the Matterhorn and Virgo fields we purchased in the second quarter of 2010.  Insurance costs are lower with the policy renewal that occurred on June 1, 2010, while workover costs are lower with reduced activity.  Facilities maintenance increased with work performed on the new platforms and repairs and refurbishments on other platforms primarily involving sandblasting and painting.  Hurricane remediation costs, net, were down approximately $11.1 million due to insurance reimbursements exceeding expenditures on hurricane repairs.  

LOE for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 decreased to $122.2 million, or $1.90 per Mcfe, compared to $158.1 million, or $2.20 per Mcfe for the same period in 2009.  LOE for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 decreased as hurricane remediation costs, net, a component of LOE, decreased $30.6 million compared to the first nine months of 2009 as insurance reimbursements exceeded costs incurred.  LOE was also lower as a result of the property divestitures that occurred in 2009.  These decreases in LOE were partially offset by increases associated with the Matterhorn and Virgo fields we purchased in the second quarter of 2010 and increases from Green Canyon 646 (Daniel Boone), which began production in late September 2009.

Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion ("DD&A"): DD&A decreased to $75.3 million, or $3.48 per Mcfe, in the third quarter of 2010 from $88.1 million, or $3.43 per Mcfe, in the third quarter of 2009.  DD&A decreased primarily as a result of lower production volumes.  DD&A for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 was $220.5 million, or $3.42 per Mcfe, compared to DD&A of $264.2 million, or $3.68 per Mcfe, for the same period in 2009.

Liquidity: Our cash balance at September 30, 2010 was $180.5 million.  Also, we had no amounts outstanding under our committed revolving loan facility, which was recently reaffirmed by our lenders and has an availability of $405.2 million.  

Capital Expenditures and Operations Update: For the three months ended September 30, 2010, our capital expenditures for oil and natural gas properties was $37.7 million, comprised of $20.1 million for exploration activities, $14.7 million for development activities and $2.9 million for seismic, capitalized interest and other leasehold costs.  Our development and exploration capital expenditures consisted of $26.5 million on the conventional shelf, $5.5 million onshore, $1.6 million in the deepwater and $1.2 million on other projects.  

For the first nine months of 2010, our capital expenditures for oil and natural gas properties were $244.0 million, including $116.6 million for acquisitions, $68.6 million for exploration activities, $40.5 million for development activities and $18.3 million for seismic, capitalized interest and other leasehold costs.  Our development and exploration capital expenditures consisted of $93.8 million on the conventional shelf, $5.5 million onshore, $6.4 million in the deepwater and $3.4 million on other projects.  Our capital expenditures were funded from cash from operating activities and cash on hand.  

Drilling Highlights:  In the third quarter of 2010, the Company participated in the drilling of two non-commercial wells, both of which were onshore.  


Non-Commercial Wells

Lease Name/Well                  Category            Working Interest %

Faulk #1 in Vermilion Parish, LA Exploration/Onshore 50%

LMB #1 in Chambers County, TX    Exploration/Onshore 25%





After the close of the third quarter, the Company successfully drilled one exploration well on the conventional shelf:


Commercial Well

Lease Name/Well   Category          Working Interest %

Main Pass 108 E-3 Exploration/Shelf 100%





Outlook:  The table below provides our guidance for the fourth quarter and full year 2010 and represents our current estimate of likely future results, and is affected by the factors described below in "Forward-Looking Statements."

Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2010 Production and Revised Cost Guidance:




                            Fourth

                            Quarter
                                          Prior Full-Year Revised Full-Year
Estimated Production        2010          2010            2010

Crude oil (MMBbls)          1.6 – 1.8   6.1 – 7.3     6.8 – 7.1

Natural gas (Bcf)           10.1 – 11.2 38.4 – 46.0   42.4 – 44.7

Total (Bcfe)                19.7 – 21.7 75.0 – 90.0   83.0 – 87.3



                            Fourth

                            Quarter
Operating Expenses($ in                   Prior Full-Year Revised Full-Year
millions, except as noted)  2010          2010            2010

Lease operating expenses    $42 - $52     $172 - $211     $164 - $174

Gathering, transportation &
production taxes            $4 – $5     $18 - $22       $18 – $19

General and administrative  $13 - $15     $49 - $54       $51 - $53

Income tax rate             10.3%         10.3%           7.8%







Conference Call Information:  W&T will hold a conference call to discuss financial and operational results on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 10:00 a.m. Central Time.  To participate, dial (480) 629-9822 at least ten minutes before the call begins.  The call will also be broadcast live over the Internet from the Company's Web site at www.wtoffshore.com.  A replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the end of the call until Tuesday, November 9, 2010.  You may access the replay by calling (303) 590-3030 and using the pass code 4376899.

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 acquisitions, exploitation and exploration and currently holds working interests in approximately 72 producing fields in federal and state waters.   The majority of the Company's daily production is derived from wells it operates.  For more information on W&T Offshore, please visit its Web site at www.wtoffshore.com.  

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events, based on what we believe are reasonable assumptions. No assurance can be given, however, that these events will occur. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially including, among other things, market conditions, oil and gas price volatility, uncertainties inherent in oil and gas production operations and estimating reserves, unexpected future capital expenditures, competition, the success of our risk management activities, governmental regulations, uncertainties and other factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 (www.sec.gov).


Contacts:

Janet Yang, Finance Manager

investorrelations@wtoffshore.com

713-297-8024



Ken Dennard / ksdennard@drg-l.com

Lisa Elliott / lelliott@drg-l.com

DRG&L / 713-529-6600






- Tables to Follow -







W&T OFFSHORE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss)

(Unaudited)



                                 Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended

                                 September 30,          September 30,

                                 2010        2009       2010        2009

                                 (In thousands, except per share data)





Revenues (1)                     $ 169,575   $ 167,042  $ 518,827   $ 434,896



Operating costs and expenses:

Lease operating expenses           34,371      53,820     122,194     158,131

Gathering, transportation costs
and production taxes               4,883       4,224      13,708      11,864

Depreciation, depletion and
amortization                       69,051      80,139     201,870     235,442

Asset retirement obligation
accretion                          6,264       7,934      18,676      28,761

Impairment of oil and natural
gas properties (2)                 -           -          -           218,871

General and administrative
expenses                           13,389      9,758      38,143      31,925

Derivative loss (gain)             4,770       3,845      (8,500)     4,697

Total costs and expenses           132,728     159,720    386,091     689,691

Operating income (loss)            36,847      7,322      132,736     (254,795)

Interest expense:

Incurred                           10,485      11,096     32,319      35,345

Capitalized                        (1,345)     (1,874)    (4,090)     (5,378)

Loss on extinguishment of debt     -           -          -           2,926

Other income                       150         39         632         762

Income (loss) before income tax
expense (benefit)                  27,857      (1,861)    105,139     (286,926)

Income tax expense (benefit)       669         (539)      7,766       (35,052)

Net income (loss)                $ 27,188    $ (1,322)  $ 97,373    $ (251,874)





Basic and diluted earnings
(loss) per common share          $ 0.36      $ (0.02)   $ 1.30      $ (3.35)



Weighted average common shares
outstanding                        73,675      74,659     73,668      75,089



Consolidated Cash Flow
Information

Net cash provided by operating
activities                       $ 148,559   $ 45,458   $ 392,877   $ 91,871

Investment in oil and natural
gas properties                     37,722      36,281     244,016     275,965



Other Financial Information

EBITDA                           $ 112,162   $ 95,395   $ 353,282   $ 225,353

Adjusted EBITDA                    117,906     93,392     328,560     226,276






(1) Included in revenues for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010
    are approximately $4.8 million and $24.9 million, respectively, related to
    the recoupment of royalties paid to the BOEM in prior periods based on
    price thresholds that were believed to limit the availability of royalty
    relief on certain of our properties subject to the Outer Continental Shelf
    ("OCS") Deepwater Royalty Relief Act of 1995. Also included in revenues for
    the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2010 is a charge of
    $4.7 million. This amount relates to the disallowance by the BOEM of
    royalty relief for transportation of deepwater production through our
    subsea pipeline system. We are contesting this position.

(2) The carrying amount of our oil and natural gas properties was written down
    by $218.9 million as of March 31, 2009 through application of the full cost
    ceiling limitation as prescribed by the SEC, primarily as a result of lower
    natural gas prices at March 31, 2009, as compared to December 31, 2008. The
    previously reported amount of $205.0 million was subsequently increased by
    $13.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2009 as a result of further analysis
    of our March 31, 2009 ceiling test calculation. As such, operating income,
    net income and our basic and diluted loss per common share for the nine
    months ended September 30, 2009 have been adjusted as well. We did not have
    a ceiling test write-down during the three and nine months ended September
    30, 2010.






W&T OFFSHORE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Operating Data

(Unaudited)



                                       Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended

                                       September 30,        September 30,

                                       2010       2009      2010       2009

Net sales: (1)

Natural gas (MMcf)                       10,558     14,019    32,856     39,924

Oil (MBbls)                              1,848      1,941     5,257      5,326

Total natural gas and oil (MBoe) (2)     3,608      4,277     10,733     11,981

Total natural gas and oil (MMcfe) (3)    21,647     25,663    64,398     71,883



Average daily equivalent sales
(MBoe/d)                                 39.2       46.5      39.3       43.9

Average daily equivalent sales
(MMcfe/d)                                235.3      278.9     235.9      263.3



Average realized sales prices
(Unhedged):

Natural gas ($/Mcf)                    $ 4.47     $ 3.08    $ 4.75     $ 3.98

Oil ($/Bbl)                              68.35      61.09     69.73      50.82

Barrel of oil equivalent ($/Boe)         48.11      37.82     48.69      35.86

Natural gas equivalent ($/Mcfe)          8.02       6.30      8.12       5.98



Average realized sales prices
(Hedged): (4)

Natural gas ($/Mcf)                    $ 4.58     $ 3.08    $ 4.91     $ 3.98

Oil ($/Bbl)                              68.35      61.09     69.55      50.82

Barrel of oil equivalent ($/Boe)         48.40      37.82     49.09      35.86

Natural gas equivalent ($/Mcfe)          8.07       6.30      8.18       5.98



Average per Boe ($/Boe):

Lease operating expenses               $ 9.53     $ 12.58   $ 11.38    $ 13.20

Gathering and transportation costs
and production taxes                     1.35       0.99      1.28       0.99

Depreciation, depletion, amortization
and accretion                            20.88      20.59     20.55      22.05

General and administrative expenses      3.71       2.28      3.55       2.66

Net cash provided by operating
activities                               41.18      10.63     36.60      7.67

Adjusted EBITDA                          32.68      21.84     30.61      18.89



Average per Mcfe ($/Mcfe):

Lease operating expenses               $ 1.59     $ 2.10    $ 1.90     $ 2.20

Gathering and transportation costs
and production taxes                     0.22       0.16      0.21       0.17

Depreciation, depletion, amortization
and accretion                            3.48       3.43      3.42       3.68

General and administrative expenses      0.62       0.38      0.59       0.44

Net cash provided by operating
activities                               6.86       1.77      6.10       1.28

Adjusted EBITDA                          5.45       3.64      5.10       3.15






(1) Sales volumes for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2010
    are approximately 0.5 Bcfe and 3.0 Bcfe, respectively, related to the
    recoupment of royalties paid to the BOEM in prior periods as noted above.

(2) One million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe), one thousand barrels of oil
    equivalent (Mboe) and one barrel of oil equivalent (Boe) are determined
    using the ratio of one Bbl of crude oil, condensate or natural gas liquids
    to six Mcf of natural gas (totals may not add due to rounding).

(3) One billion cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe), one million cubic feet equivalent
    (MMcfe) and one thousand cubic feet equivalent (Mcfe) are determined using
    the ratio of six Mcf of natural gas to one Bbl of crude oil, condensate or
    natural gas liquids (totals may not add due to rounding).

(4) Data for 2010 includes the effects of our commodity derivative contracts
    that did not qualify for hedge accounting.








W&T OFFSHORE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)



                                                September 30,   December 31,

                                                2010            2009

                                                (In thousands, except

                                                share data)

Assets

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents                       $ 180,511       $ 38,187

Receivables:

Oil and natural gas sales                         51,348          54,978

Joint interest and other                          21,770          51,312

Insurance                                         11,482          30,543

Income taxes                                      1,305           85,457

Total receivables                                 85,905          222,290

Prepaid expenses and other assets                 31,337          28,777

Total current assets                              297,753         289,254

Property and equipment – at cost:

Oil and natural gas properties and equipment
(full cost method, of which $65,950 at

September 30, 2010 and $77,301 at December 31,
2009 were excluded from

amortization)                                     5,027,907       4,732,696

Furniture, fixtures and other                     15,485          15,080

Total property and equipment                      5,043,392       4,747,776

Less accumulated depreciation, depletion and
amortization                                      3,954,851       3,752,980

Net property and equipment                        1,088,541       994,796

Restricted deposits for asset retirement
obligations                                       30,633          30,614

Deferred income taxes                             -               5,117

Other assets                                      6,476           7,052

Total assets                                    $ 1,423,403     $ 1,326,833



Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable                                $ 75,854        $ 115,683

Undistributed oil and natural gas proceeds        24,410          32,216

Asset retirement obligations                      95,970          117,421

Accrued liabilities                               22,314          13,509

Deferred income taxes                             3,542           5,117

Total current liabilities                         222,090         283,946

Long-term debt                                    450,000         450,000

Asset retirement obligations, less current
portion                                           279,117         231,379

Deferred income taxes                             2,942           -

Other liabilities                                 16,817          2,558

Commitments and contingencies

Shareholders’ equity:

Common stock, $0.00001 par value; 118,330,000
shares authorized; 77,507,618

issued and 74,638,445 outstanding at September
30, 2010; 77,579,968 issued and

74,710,795 outstanding at December 31, 2009       1               1

Additional paid-in capital                        376,626         373,050

Retained earnings                                 99,977          10,066

Treasury stock, at cost                           (24,167)        (24,167)

Total shareholders’ equity                      452,437         358,950

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity    $ 1,423,403     $ 1,326,833






W&T OFFSHORE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)



                                                      Nine Months Ended

                                                      September 30,

                                                      2010          2009

                                                      (In thousands)



Operating activities:

Net income (loss)                                     $ 97,373      $ (251,874)

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net
cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion     220,546       267,303

Impairment of oil and natural gas properties            -             218,871

Amortization of debt issuance costs and discount on
indebtedness                                            1,004         1,503

Loss on extinguishment of debt                          -             2,817

Share-based compensation related to restricted stock
issuances                                               3,576         4,835

Derivative (gain) loss                                  (8,500)       4,697

Cash payments on derivative settlements                 (410)         (4,603)

Deferred income taxes (benefit)                         6,483         (142)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities             72,805        (152,146)

Other                                                   -             610

Net cash provided by operating activities               392,877       91,871



Investing activities:

Acquisition of property interests                       (116,589)     -

Investment in oil and natural gas properties and
equipment                                               (127,427)     (275,965)

Proceeds from sales of oil and natural gas
properties and equipment                                1,335         8,368

Proceeds from insurance                                 -             5,174

Purchases of furniture, fixtures and other              (405)         (649)

Net cash used in investing activities                   (243,086)     (263,072)



Financing activities:

Borrowings of long-term debt                            427,500       205,441

Repayments of long-term debt                            (427,500)     (268,441)

Dividends to shareholders                               (7,467)       (6,872)

Repurchases of common stock                             -             (9,247)

Other                                                   -             114

Net cash used in financing activities                   (7,467)       (79,005)

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents        142,324       (250,206)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period          38,187        357,552

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period              $ 180,511     $ 107,346






W&T OFFSHORE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Non-GAAP Information



Certain financial information included in our financial results are not
measures of financial performance recognized by accounting principles generally
accepted in the United States, or GAAP. These non-GAAP financial measures are
"Net Income (Loss) Excluding Special Items," "EBITDA," and "Adjusted EBITDA."
Our management uses these non-GAAP measures in its analysis of our performance.
These disclosures may not be viewed as a substitute for results determined in
accordance with GAAP and are not necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance
measures which may be reported by other companies.



Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Net Income (Loss) Excluding Special
Items



"Net Income (Loss) Excluding Special Items" does not include the unrealized
derivative (gain) loss, the impairment of oil and natural gas properties and
associated tax effects. Net Income (Loss) excluding special items is presented
because the timing and amount of these items cannot be reasonably estimated and
affect the comparability of operating results from period to period, and
current periods to prior periods.






                                Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended

                                September 30,          September 30,

                                2010        2009       2010         2009

                                (In thousands, except per share amounts)

                                (Unaudited)



Net income (loss)               $ 27,188    $ (1,322)  $ 97,373     $ (251,874)

Royalty relief recoupment, net
of DD&A expense                   (3,139)     -          (16,003)     -

Transportation allowance for
deepwater production              4,687       (5,266)    4,687        (5,266)

Unrealized commodity
derivative loss (gain)            5,841       3,263      (4,528)      3,263

Loss on extinguishment of debt    -           -          -            2,926

Impairment of oil and natural
gas properties                    -           -          -            218,871

Income tax adjustment for
above items at statutory rate     (2,586)     701        5,545        (76,928)

Net income (loss) excluding
special items                   $ 31,991    $ (2,624)  $ 87,074     $ (109,008)



Basic and diluted earnings
(loss) per common share,
excluding special items         $ 0.43      $ (0.04)   $ 1.17       $ (1.45)






Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA



We define EBITDA as net income (loss) plus income tax expense (benefit), net
interest expense, depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion and
impairment of oil and natural gas properties. Adjusted EBITDA excludes the
unrealized gain or loss related to our commodity derivative contracts, loss on
extinguishment of debt, royalty relief recoupment and adjustments related to
transportation allowance for deepwater production. Although not prescribed
under generally accepted accounting principles, we believe the presentation of
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA provide useful information regarding our ability to
service debt and to fund capital expenditures and help our investors understand
our operating performance and make it easier to compare our results with those
of other companies that have different financing, capital and tax structures.
EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation from or as a
substitute for net income, as an indication of operating performance or cash
flows from operating activities or as a measure of liquidity. EBITDA and
Adjusted EBITDA, as we calculate them, may not be comparable to EBITDA and
Adjusted EBITDA measures reported by other companies. In addition, EBITDA and
Adjusted EBITDA do not represent funds available for discretionary use.



The following table presents a reconciliation of our consolidated net income to
consolidated EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.








                                Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended

                                September 30,          September 30,

                                2010        2009       2010         2009

                                (In thousands)

                                (Unaudited)



Net income (loss)               $ 27,188    $ (1,322)  $ 97,373     $ (251,874)

Income tax expense (benefit)      669         (539)      7,766        (35,052)

Net interest expense              8,990       9,183      27,597       29,205

Depreciation, depletion,
amortization and accretion        75,315      88,073     220,546      264,203

Impairment of oil and natural
gas properties                    -           -          -            218,871

EBITDA                            112,162     95,395     353,282      225,353



Adjustments:

Unrealized commodity
derivative loss (gain)            5,841       3,263      (4,528)      3,263

Royalty relief recoupment         (4,784)     -          (24,881)     -

Transportation allowance for
deepwater production              4,687       (5,266)    4,687        (5,266)

Loss on extinguishment of debt    -           -          -            2,926

Adjusted EBITDA                 $ 117,906   $ 93,392   $ 328,560    $ 226,276





SOURCE W&T Offshore, Inc.