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Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Details)

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Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Details) - USD ($)
3 Months Ended 6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2016
Jun. 30, 2015
Jun. 30, 2016
Jun. 30, 2015
Dec. 31, 2015
Dec. 31, 2014
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]            
Common stock, shares authorized (shares) 47,500,000   47,500,000   47,500,000  
Common stock, par value (in dollars per share) $ 0.001   $ 0.001   $ 0.001  
Common stock, outstanding (shares) 31,220,326   31,220,326   31,220,326  
Equity of non-controlling interest $ (2,759,904)   $ (2,759,904)   $ (2,721,019)  
Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest (26,154) $ (113,097) (83,196) $ (224,925)    
Impairment of oil and natural gas properties 0 300,891 0 306,387    
Stock-based compensation for awards granted for services     0 143,505    
Net income (loss) (543,474) (1,247,458) (985,098) (2,794,031)    
Cash and cash equivalents 56,765 3,014 56,765 3,014 2,384 $ 2,941
Lease purchases, drilling capital expenditures     18,442 517,776    
Directors, Officers, and Employees            
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]            
Share-based compensation expense 33,994 9,212 57,409 47,239    
Consultants | Restricted Stock and Stock Options            
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]            
Stock-based compensation for awards granted for services 0 84,605 $ 0 143,505    
Property, Plant and Equipment | Minimum            
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]            
Property, plant and equipment, useful life     5 years      
Property, Plant and Equipment | Maximum            
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]            
Property, plant and equipment, useful life     10 years      
Noncontrolling Interest            
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]            
Equity of non-controlling interest 6,716,945   $ 6,716,945   $ 5,828,141  
Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest $ (26,154) $ (113,097) $ (83,196) $ (224,925)    
Aurora            
Share-based Compensation Arrangement by Share-based Payment Award [Line Items]            
Ownership percentage of subsidiary 50.00%   50.00%      
Noncontrolling ownership percentage of subsidiary 50.00%   50.00%