Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

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9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Nov. 05, 2018
Document and Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001533924  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2018  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   25,302,262
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3