Ruden is extremely proud to be amongst the 30 finalists for the Water Changemaker Innovation Awards 2023. Water Changemaker Awards2023 is a global initiative that aims to recognise high-level commitment and leadership for climate resilient water investments and showcase the most promising climate resilient innovations with the greatest potential for scale, replication, and further investment to support a water-secure world.
In March, almost 7000 people attended this first global water conference in almost half a century. The conference offered a good opportunity to engage and meet with various stakeholders and to discuss the preliminary results of the deep groundwater mapping in Somalia.
Today is World Water Day. To recognize the importance of this day Ruden Water committed their commitments to the Water Action Agenda.
How vintage oil & gas data enabled the identification of deep groundwater in Somalia
The Zanzibar Water Conference was held 14 and 15 September - Seeing the unseen: Sustainable management of groundwater resources in a changing climate.
Ruden has been awarded the ONS Innovation Award for their HEAT technology, at the ONS Conference in Stavanger 2022.
Ruden is nomated as one of the 5 finalists for the ONS Innovation Award with their HEAT concept. The winner of the award will be announced at the ONS conference in Stavanger, the 30th of August.
Ruden Geo Services is always looking for ways to improve and innovate their products. On a project for Statens Vegvesen, Ruden Geo Services tested the possibility to perform seismic reflection on water. This technique is widely used in the Oil & Gas industry, but is still in a research phase on this smaller scale for geotechnical purposes.
We are honoured by the feature in Aftenposten A-Magasinet last weekend about the Somalia water project and our team. It is motivating us even more when the importance of our work is recognized!
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.
Ruden AS har allerede utarbeidet metoder for risikovurderinger før, -under og etter byggestart! Vi håpet vi skulle få god tid til lanseringen, men så inntraff katastrofen. Her er vår løsning til å redusere risikoen for en gjentagelse av Ask/Gjerdrum-raset. Vi kaller det ‘Leirvarslingen’.
Ruden's collaboration with SINTEF is discussed in this article at Gemini.no, a platfrom about scientific news from the NTNU University and SINTEF, Norway's research institute.
Ruden water was featured in two episodes of Ekko, an item on the Norwegian radio. A link to the items (in Norwegian) is below:
This article describes how it was planned to provide the energy needs of the Økern Portal building in Oslo with 21 boreholes to 500m depth. During drilling it appeared to be very difficult to drill to these depths and Ruden Energy assisted in finding an alternative and smarter solution. Read about the collaboration of Ruden at the Økern Portal project in this article of Teknisk Ukeblad here (membership required).
More than 40 years ago, seismic profiles were shot in connection with oil exploration along the coast of Tanzania, partly funded by Norwegian assistance programs. No oil was discovered at that time, and the information was shelved. 40 years later we discovered the structures that made it possible to recommend drilling for water.
In February 2020, Ruden Water was participating at the 20th African Water Association international congress - AfWA, in Kampala, Uganda, presenting "Bridging oil and water sectors: Search Model for deep aquifers along passive margins".
Ruden Water was featured in the Norwegian newspaper Finansavisen, in an article describing investors in Norway that find ways to make money with water.
During the 3rd week of January, a delegation from Ruden Water paid a visit to Nairobi in Kenya. Here, Ruden met with SWALIM (Somalia Water and Land Information Management) to discuss the deep groundwater project in Somalia, share information and decide on collaboration between the two parties on the project. Ruden also visited the Norwegian Embassy, the project holder, to discuss the project progress.
Fridtjov Ruden was featured in the Norwegian newspaper Klassekampen, Discussing the devastating effects of NATO's bombing on the groundwater reserves in Libya.
Ruden AS Geo Solutions has been awarded a research grant through the EnergiX program “Innovation Projects for the Industrial Sector and Commercialisation Projects” from the Research Council of Norway.
Ruden Geo Services participated in SINTEF's CO2 Field Lab, by mudlogging and well logging the 5 wells that make up the CO2 injection test facility.
Kvitebjørn Varme in Tromsø received NOK 91 million from Enova to fulfill the desire to supply the whole of Tromsøya with district heating. Ruden Energy plays a central part of the solution, developing heat storage in 300m deep wells, that allow heat produced in the summer to be utilized on the coldest days of the year.