Innovative exploration for groundwater
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 other places in the world.
Currently they explore for deep groundwater in Somalia, funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Based on interpretation of oil and gas data, combined with traditional hydrogeological data, they are able to look way deeper than traditional water projects do. This concept, the Search Model, is proven in Tanzania, where the discovered Kimbiji aquifer holds enough fresh water to supply 2 million people in Dar Es Salaam.
The Search Model is developing further with the aim to institutionalize this concept and to be able to be applied in many more countries along passive margins worldwide.