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.
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.
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.