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W&T Offshore announces new COO

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W&T Offshore, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas producer; announced the promotion of William J. Williford to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Moreover, Tracy W. Krohn, W&T’s founder, Chairman, and CEO stated, “William has been an important contributor to W&T’s success over his 16 years at the Company. His leadership and knowledge have been immensely valuable, and we are looking forward to his continued contribution in this enhanced role.”

William J. Williford

William J. Williford was appointed Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Gulf of Mexico in 2018. Additionally, he joined W&T Offshore in 2006.

During his time at W&T Offshore, he has served in various positions of increasing responsibility. To mention some: Reservoir Engineer, Exploration Project Manager, General Manager Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. His more recent post is Vice President and General Manager Gulf of Mexico Shelf and Deepwater.

Moreover, William J. Williford has over 20 years of oil and gas technical experience with large independents in the Gulf of Mexico and Domestic Onshore. 

In addition, before joining W&T, the current Chief Operating Officer held positions in reservoir, production, and operations at Kerr-McGee and Oryx Energy.

Furthermore, Mr. Williford received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University.

About W&T Offshore

W&T Offshore, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas producer. The company is active in acquiring, exploring, and developing oil and natural gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico.

In addition, W&T has nearly over four decades in operation. They follow a thorough process that has resulted in exceptional drilling success. Moreover, the company operates and participates in various deepwater production facilities; including TLPs, E-TLPs, SPARs, deepwater fixed structures, and sub-sea tiebacks.

Likewise, the company secured a $ 361.4 MM commitment for the development of 14 pre-identified projects in the Gulf of Mexico. Accordingly, the program covers the total estimated cost of the 14 wells of $336 MM, plus contingency. They have drilled and completed nine wells through December 31, 2019.

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Finally, as of December 31, 2021, the company had working interests in 43 fields in federal and state waters and has under lease approximately 606,000 gross acres, including approximately 419,000 gross acres on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf and approximately 187,000 gross acres in the Gulf of Mexico deepwater. A majority of the Company’s daily production is derived from wells it operates.

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