Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Mar. 11, 2019
Jun. 30, 2018
Document and Entity Information      
Entity Registrant Name Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001533924    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2018    
Amendment Flag false    
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     $ 176.8
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   20,413,835  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY