Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

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Document And Entity Information (USD $)
In Millions, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Feb. 15, 2012
Jun. 30, 2011
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 Accelerated Filer    
Entity Public Float     $ 1,296
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   63,481,852  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2011