Waltrich’s Research Highlighted in Journal of Petroleum Technology

June 9, 2021

Paulo Waltrich headshotBATON ROUGE, LA – LSU Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering Paulo Waltrich’s research was recently featured in the cover article of the May 2021 issue of the Journal of Petroleum Technology, one of the most prestigious magazines covering the oil and gas industry.

The article, “Now is the Time For Gas Lift Technology to Live Up to Its Potential,” discusses Waltrich’s research and testing of the method known as liquid-assisted gas lift, which is based on the idea that by starting with water injection before gas injection, it is possible to sweep out fluids more efficiently than by using gas alone.

It’s a technology that Waltrich and his graduates—along with lab personnel at LSU’s Petroleum Engineering Research, Testing, & Training Lab (PERTT)—have been working on for the last 10 years. The work began with a research project sponsored by Shell and has evolved into a company called Lift Well International, of which Waltrich is the chief technology officer. Lift Well is currently commercializing the liquid-assisted gas lift, or LAGL, technology.

Click here to read the full article in JPT.


Like us on Facebook (@lsuengineering) or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@lsuengineering).​


Contact: Joshua Duplechain

Director of Communications

225-578-5706 (o)