Navigator appoints Hafner as VP of commercial operations

Navigator Energy Services LLC, a midstream solutions provider, has added Mark Hafner to its executive leadership team as vice president of commercial operations.

Hafner has more than 30 years of experience in engineering, project management, and crude oil marketing. He will be based in Midland, Texas, leading the company’s business development efforts in the Permian Basin region.

Prior to joining Navigator, Hafner spent 13 years with Occidental Energy Marketing Inc., ultimately serving as vice president of Permian crude marketing, responsible for identifying, negotiating, and executing the purchase, sale, and trade of all crude oil and condensate for the company’s West Texas and New Mexico acreage. He led a team of lease traders and lease analysts managing hundreds of thousands of barrels of production. In addition to Occidental, Hafner spent more than 10 years with Shell Oil Co., where he started as an engineer and ultimately became the manager of crude oil acquisition for West Texas, New Mexico, and South Texas.

Hafner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and is a registered engineer in the state of Texas.

Navigator recently began full service on its Big Spring Gateway System (BSGS), providing deliveries into Alon’s Big Spring Refinery, the BridgeTex Pipeline, and Sunoco Logistics-owned West Texas Gulf Pipeline and the Permian Express 2 Pipeline. Additionally, Navigator is expanding the system’s storage capacity to more than 500,000 barrels and is establishing deliverability into the Midland market.

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