Roy is driven to help companies find the value in “doing the right things”. He has led companies to achieve “Freshwater Neutral”, offsetting their use of freshwater by improving water quality and availability, established methane management initiatives for production operations and pioneered the implementation of the first U.S. “certified gas” transaction. He combines these experiences with leading oil and gas companies, both upstream and midstream operators, in implementing ESG strategies focused on key areas of material value and environmental risk mitigation.
Prior experience includes eleven years at Southwestern Energy Company where he was Vice President of Strategic Solutions. He led the development of Southwestern Energy’s sustainability initiatives including water management, chemical management and methane emissions initiatives. He launched the company’s inaugural Corporate Responsibility Report and subsequent four years of reporting which gained increasing recognition among ESG investors.
Beyond upstream energy, Hartstein also has 20 years of technical operations and leadership experience with a major interstate pipeline company. Positions included Manager of Pipeline Operations; Technical Operations Superintendent Northeast Field Operations which included technical leadership responsibility for compressor station operations and maintenance, measurement, corrosion control, automation and controls, electrical operations and field construction.
Hartstein has spoken frequently on responsible development including presentations on corporate responsibility, water management, methane emissions management and certified gas. Recent presentations include SPE ATCE 2020 – Strengthening Our Efforts to Cleaner Energy; EarthX 2020 – Responsible Gas Partnerships; 2020 IOGCC Forum – Methane Detection and Certified Gas; ESG Made Simple for SPE Women in Hydraulic Fracturing; 2020 Darcy Partners Perspectives – Certified Gas; 2020 Resources for the Future – “Green Gas” webinar; 2020 ADI Forum, 2019 ONE Future Climate and Methane Strategies Summit and IGU Methane Conference at COP23 in Bonn, Germany.