Kristine Spildo´s main research interests are intermolecular interactions at static and dynamic liquid-liquid and solid-liquid interfaces, including the interplay between chemical interactions and hydrodynamic flows. Her research combines experimental work, mathematical modelling and numerical simulations with relevance to a range of scientific areas including the behaviour of liquids inside carbon nanotubes, transport of colloids in porous media, and biomedical applications.
Before joining UiB as Associate Professor in 2013, Spildo was Principal Researcher at Uni CIPR (now a part of Norce Energy, 2003-2013), senior reservoir Engineer at Norsk Hydro Research Center in Bergen (2001-2003), and postdoctoral research fellow funded by Research Council of Norway (RCN). As a Phd Student she had two extended (> 6 months) research stays abroad, one at the New Mexico Petroleum Recovery Research Center, Socorro, USA and one at the School of Petroleum Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
In the period 2003-2013 Spildo contributed to the establishment and coordination of one of Norway´s first Center of Excellence (CoE), the Center for Integrated Petroleum Research (CIPR), as one of three research leaders. During her ten years as research leader for the enhanced oil recovery group at CIPR she was active in developing and starting up a wide range of projects with both national and international participants from oil companies, chemical companies, universities and research institutions. She has been project leader (PL) and principal investigator (PI) in several projects funded by RCN, including Nanotechnology EOR - LPS flood for North Sea reservoirs (PL), EOR Methods – Moving Science into Applications (PI) and EOR for Maximising Tail Production, (PI).
Kristine Spildo has been responsible for teaching and developing courses at undergraduate and graduate level in surface and colloid chemistry and chemical thermodynamics. She is presently responsible for the course KJEM210 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Supervision and mentoring
16 MSc students, all as main advisor, and 11 PhD students, 3 as main advisor, have graduated under Kristine Spildo´s supervision:
- Alette Løbø Viken. Viscosity and Viscoelastic Properties in Hydrophobically Modified Polymers for Enhanced Oil Recovery, 2019.
- Annette Johannessen. Low Salinity Surfactant Flooding in Sandstone cores, 2018
- Abdulejil Kedir. Nanoparticle for Enhanced Oil Recovery Formation and Characterization of Linked Polymer Solution by Rheology and NMR, 2014.
- Behruz Shiran. Enhanced Oil Recovery by Combined Low Salinity Water and Polymer Flooding, 2014.
- Saeed Fallah. Mechanistic network Modelling of Water-based Enhanced Oil recovery Methods, 2012.
- Bartek Vik. Characterisation and Representative Elementary Volume for a Vuggy Carbonate, 2011.
- Hamidreza Nasiri. Enzymes for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), part of EOR for Maximising Tail Production, 2011.
- Edin Alagic. Combination of low salinity water flooding with surfactant injection - A new hybrid EOR process, 2010.
- Audun Nergård Nyre. Network Modelling of Multi-Phase Flow in Porous Media, 2009.
- Linda Kaada Høiland The impact of intermediate wet states on two-phase flow in porous media, studied by network modelling, 2006.
- (2019). A pore-scale study of transport of inertial particles by water in porous media. Chemical Engineering Science (CES). 397-409.
- (2018). Transport of polymer particles in oil–water flow in porous media: Enhancing oil recovery. Transport in Porous Media. 1-19.
- (2018). Thermothickening and salinity tolerant hydrophobically modified polyacrylamides for polymer flooding. Energy & Fuels. 10421-10427.
- (2018). Influence of weak hydrophobic interactions on in situ viscosity of a hydrophobically modified water-soluble polymer. Energy & Fuels. 89-98.
- (2016). Rheological properties of a hydrophobically modified anionic polymer: Effect of varying salinity and amount of hydrophobic moieties. Journal of Applied Polymer Science.
- (2015). Effect of charge distribution on the viscosity and viscoelastic properties of partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide. Energy & Fuels. 5609-5617.
- (2014). Salinity Selection for a Low Salinity Water-Low Salinity Surfactant Process. Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology. 551-555.
- (2014). Can lowering the injection brine salinity further increase oil recovery by surfactant injection under otherwise similar conditions? Energy & Fuels. 6723-6734.
- (2014). A strategy for low cost, effective surfactant injection. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 8-14.
- (2013). Salinity Selection for a Low Salinity Water-Low Salinity Surfactant Process. Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology.
- (2013). Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) by combining surfactant with low salinity injection. Energy & Fuels. 5738-5749.
- (2011). Effect of crude oil ageing on low salinity and low salinity surfactant flooding. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 220-227.
- (2009). A New Polymer Application for North Sea Reservoirs. SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering. 427-432.
- (2007). Theoretical and experimental evidence of different wettability classes. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 321-333.
- (2007). Fluid flow properties for different classes of intermediate wettability as studied by network modelling. Transport in Porous Media. 127-146.
- (2001). Surface and Interfacial Properties of Octanoic acid Octylamine Mixtures in iso-Octane-Water Systems: Influence of Acid: Amine Molar Ratio and Aquous Phase pH. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 483-490.
- (2000). Uniform and mixed wetting in square capillaries. Journal Petroleum Science Engineering. 145-154.
- (1999). Interfacial Properties and Partitioning of 4-Heptylbenzoic Acid between Decane and Water. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 99-108.
- (1997). Mixed Wetting in Square Glass Capillaries. .
- (2016). “(Mat)nyttige emulsjoner- kjemi på kjøkken og bad".
- (2014). Hva er sammenhengen mellom vekten av en dråpe og oljeutvinning?
- (2015). Sammenhengen mellom vekten av en dråpe og oljeutvinning.
- (2010). Relationship between surfactant injectivity, phase behavior and retention in porous medium.
- (2010). Propagation of colloidal dispersion gels (CDG) in laboratory core floods.
- (2010). Propagation of Colloidal Dispersion Gels (CDG) in Laboratory Corefloods, paper SPE 129927.
- (2010). Nanosized particles for EOR, paper SPE 129933.
- (2010). Nano-sized particles for EOR.
- (2010). Experimental results of low salinity waterflooding combined with surfactant flooding.
- (2007). Fluid flow properties of different carbonate pore classes correlations to oil recovery.
- (2007). Characterisation of vuggy carbonate.
- (1996). Mixed Wetting in Square Capillaries.
- (1996). Kompleksdannelse mellom cyclodextriner og polare organiske molekyl studert ved hjelp av volum og kompressibiliteter.
- (2019). Viscosity and Viscoelastic Properties in Hydrophobically Modified Polymers for Enhanced Oil Recovery.
- (2018). Low Salinity Surfactant Flooding in Sandstone Cores.
- (1999). Wettability and two-phase flow in capillary systems.
- (2015). Use of active learning techniques in the teaching of surface and colloid science in a small class setting. UPED-skrift.