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Document And Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Nov. 02, 2016
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2016  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Entity Registrant Name Contango Oil & Gas Company  
Entity Central Index Key 0001071993  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   25,262,152
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes