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Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Details)

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Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Details)
3 Months Ended 6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
USD ($)
partner
$ / shares
shares
Jun. 30, 2016
USD ($)
Jun. 30, 2017
USD ($)
partner
$ / shares
shares
Jun. 30, 2016
USD ($)
Feb. 01, 2017
$ / shares
Dec. 31, 2016
USD ($)
$ / shares
shares
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]            
Common stock, shares authorized (shares) | shares 47,500,000   47,500,000     47,500,000
Common stock, par value (in dollars per share) | $ / shares $ 0.001   $ 0.001   $ 0.001 $ 0.001
Common stock, outstanding (shares) | shares 31,220,326   31,220,326     31,220,326
Equity of non-controlling interest $ (2,063,198)   $ (2,063,198)     $ (2,428,885)
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest 28,883 $ 26,154 25,798 $ 83,196    
Impairment of oil and natural gas properties 0 0 0 0    
Stock based compensation 8,337 33,994 179,034 57,409    
Debt issuance costs 35,945   35,945     0
Net income (loss) (585,290) (543,474) (1,252,551) (985,098)    
Lease purchases, drilling capital expenditures     0 18,442    
Accounting Standards Update 2015-03 | Other Assets            
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]            
Debt issuance costs (6,237)   (6,237)     (40,823)
Accounting Standards Update 2015-03 | Notes Payable, Current            
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]            
Debt issuance costs 6,237   $ 6,237     40,823
Adjustments for New Accounting Pronouncement            
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]            
Deferred tax assets, gross   37,000,000   37,000,000    
Deferred tax assets, valuation allowance   37,000,000   37,000,000    
Office Equipment | Minimum            
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]            
Property, plant and equipment, useful life     3 years      
Office Equipment | Maximum            
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]            
Property, plant and equipment, useful life     7 years      
Noncontrolling Interest            
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]            
Equity of non-controlling interest 9,164,368   $ 9,164,368     $ 7,885,166
Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest $ (28,883) $ (26,154) $ 25,798 $ 83,196    
Aurora            
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]            
Ownership percentage of subsidiary 50.00%   50.00%      
Non-controlling interest, number of owners | partner 2   2      
Noncontrolling ownership percentage of subsidiary 50.00%   50.00%      
Navitus Energy Group            
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]            
Non-controlling interest, number of owners | partner 4   4