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Document and Entity Information
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2012
Nov. 05, 2012
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name NORTHERN OIL & GAS, INC.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001104485  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No  
Entity Voluntary Filers No  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   63,475,452
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2012  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2012