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Our services

Ruden Energy uses innovative technology to provide clean, geothermal heating and cooling of buildings, infrastructure and thermal energy storage. Ruden Energy has three concepts, LEAT, HEAT and iHEAT, based on open circulation of water through an enhanced fracture network.

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Ruden has over 40 years of experience with hydrogeology, both from projects in Norway and worldwide. Its roots lie in humanitarian water projects in Africa and South America. Currently their focus is on the exploration for large deep groundwater aquifers in passive margin areas and offshore, based on data and technologies from the oil and gas industry.

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Well logging, well testing and geophysical services (Seismic and ERT) are the core of the toolbox for Ruden's energy projects. These techniques are also offered as services in Ruden Geo Services.

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The world´s greatest challenge

The world needs water now, more than ever. If we don’t act, by 2030, water scarcity will displace between 24 million and 700 million people. Now, more than ever, the world needs us. The world needs the oil industry to take action. Used in a new context, the legacy of earlier surveys for petroleum is shifting the boundaries for groundwater. No other industry is closer to equivalent in relevant competence, resources and capacity. The leap from oil to water is not far, but a new and comprehensive Marshall-plan is needed and will be an aid to self-help in the long term.

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Smart Geothermal Energy and Innovative Hydrogeology

About us

We believe in the sensible and innovative use of science and technology, which characterizes our business. In the development of energy systems, water exploration, borehole logging and geophysics, we lean heavily on methods and technology derived from the oil industry.

In 2007, Fridtjov Ruden established Ruden AS. Already in the same year Ruden received the DnB NOR’s Innovation award of 1,3 million NOK for contributions to knowledge-based business development in Norway, in the sustainability category. In his career of 40 years, Fridtjov has been all over Africa, and other places in the world, to find and drill for fresh water.

Over the last 10 years, Ruden has continued building on this experience with the development of innovative solutions in applied geology and hydrogeology. The unique insight and experience, gathered from drilling and testing thousands of wells in Africa and other places worldwide, is now being applied on Ruden Energy’s innovative energy systems, national water projects in Ruden Water, and applied hydrogeology in Ruden Geo Services.

Meet the team

The people that make the shift happen!

Today, 11 employees work in Ruden, from our offices in Oslo and Stockholm. We also draw from a significant international network and operate both in Norway and abroad.

The strength of our team lies in our diversity; the combination of geologists, geophysicists, hydrogeologists and petroleum engineers enables us to be innovative and to think outside the box.

Who we work with

Some of our clients and partners

  • Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Båsum Boring
  • COWI
  • Sweco
  • MultiConsult
  • Statnett
  • Statens Vegvesen
  • Selvaag Bolig
  • Oxer Eiendom
  • Wesselkvartalet
  • Lundin
  • World Bank
  • Titania AS
  • Schlumberger
  • GeoExpert
  • Hydropuls GmbH
  • European Geophysical Services

Get in touch

Contact us if you have any questions, or feel free to visit us at Forskningsparken in Oslo, the Engelsviken pier or Stockholm. We always have time for a chat about geology over a good cup of coffee!

Our office

Østfold: Mariusbakken 1, D2

1628 Engelsviken, Norway

Oslo: Forskningsparken (Oslo Science Park)

Gaustadalleen 21, 0349 Oslo

Stockholm +46 76 629 29 37

Telefon: + 47 69 36 41 41