HOUSTON, Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) (the "Company") announced today that it has closed the exchange offer relating to its 8.500% Senior Notes Due 2019. The Company's offer to exchange up to $600,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 8.500% Senior Notes Due 2019 ("Old Notes") that were not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), for an equal principal amount of its 8.500% Senior Notes Due 2019 ("New Notes") that have been registered under the Securities Act, expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on January 11, 2012. On January 12, 2012, the Company closed the exchange offer. The Company received and accepted tenders of 100% of the Old Notes that were outstanding. About W&T Offshore, Inc.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 Offshore has recently diversified its operations by expanding onshore into the Permian Basin. W&T Offshore has grown through acquisitions, exploitation and exploration, holds working interests in approximately 67 fields in federal and state waters, and has approximately 173,000 net acres under lease onshore. 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. Forward-Looking StatementsThis 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 W&T Offshore's current views with respect to future events, based on what it believes 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 W&T Offshore's risk management activities, governmental regulations, uncertainties and other factors discussed in W&T Offshore's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 and other public filings found at www.sec.gov.