Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

CRUDE OIL AND NATURAL GAS PROPERTIES (Details)

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CRUDE OIL AND NATURAL GAS PROPERTIES (Details)
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2018
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Mar. 31, 2017
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Dec. 31, 2017
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Acquisitions [Abstract]      
Oil and Natural Gas Properties Included in Accounts Payable | $ $ 85,068,138 $ 57,107,728 $ 85,000,000
Mineral acres acquired, net (in acres) | a 1,176 371  
Average acquisition cost per net acre (in dollars per acre) | $ / a 1,787 607  
Unproved Properties [Abstract]      
Unproven leasehold interests (in acres) | a 13,229   14,377
Anticipated future period over which excluded costs will become subject to depletion 5 years    
Impairment costs related to expired leases subject to depletion | $ $ 100,000 $ 100,000