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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Haynes Stephen C
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
HARVEST NATURAL RESOURCES, INC. [HNR]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Vice President
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
1177 ENCLAVE PARKWAY, SUITE 300
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
06/18/2012
(Street)

HOUSTON, TX 77077
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock, $.01 par value per share 06/19/2012   M   3,333 A (1) 62,843(2) D  
Common Stock, $.01 par value per share 06/19/2012   F   4,585 D $5.68 58,258(2) D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Options (3)               (3)   (3) Common Stock, $0.1 par value per share (3)   186,000(3) D  
Stock Appreciation Right (4)               (4)   (4) Common Stock, $0.1 par value per share (4)   264,000(5) D  
Phantom Stock (6) 06/19/2012   M     3,333 06/18/2012   (7) Common Stock, $0.1 par value per share 3,333 (8) 293,667(9) D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
Haynes Stephen C
1177 ENCLAVE PARKWAY
SUITE 300
HOUSTON, TX 77077
      Vice President  

Signatures

 Stephen C. Haynes   06/20/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Conversion to HNR common stock of Restricted Stock Units granted on 6/18/2009.
(2) Includes shares of restricted stock granted to the reporting person by the Company's board of directors pursuant to various plans.
(3) Includes options to purchase the Company's common stock granted pursuant to various plans and having varying exercise dates, expiration dates and exercise prices.
(4) Includes Stock Appreciation Rights granted pursuant to various plans and having varying exercise dates, expiration dates and exercise prices.
(5) Includes options to purchase the Company's common stock and Stock Appreciation Rights granted pursuant to various plans and having varying exercise dates, expiration dates and exercise prices.
(6) Each share of phantom stock is the economic equivalent of one share of HNR common stock.
(7) Includes Phantom Stock (Restricted Stock Units) granted pursuant to various plans and having varying exercise dates and expiration dates.
(8) Phantom Stock (Restricted Stock Units) granted by the Company's board of directors.
(9) Includes options to purchase the Company's common stock, Stock Appreciation Rights and Phantom Stock (Restricted Stock Units) granted pursuant to various plans and having varying exercise dates, expiration dates and exercise prices.

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