Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Aug. 07, 2019
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Entity Registrant Name RING ENERGY, INC.  
Entity File Number 001-36057  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code NV  
Entity Tax Identification Number 90-0406406  
Entity Address, Address Line One 901 West Wall St. 3rd Floor  
Entity Address, City or Town Midland  
Entity Address, State or Province TX  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 79701  
City Area Code (432)  
Local Phone Number 682-7464  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $0.001 par value  
Trading Symbol REI  
Security Exchange Name NYSE  
Entity Central Index Key 0001384195  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   67,811,111
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business false