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Summary Significant Accounting Policies - Schedule of Net Earnings (Loss) Per Common Share (Details)

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Summary Significant Accounting Policies - Schedule of Net Earnings (Loss) Per Common Share (Details) - USD ($)
3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Sep. 30, 2017
Sep. 30, 2018
Sep. 30, 2017
Accounting Policies [Abstract]        
Net income (loss) available to stockholders $ (723,904) $ (997,365) $ (3,114,205) $ (4,414,642)
Basic net income allocable to participating securities [1]
Income (loss) available to Foothills Exploration, Inc.'s stockholders $ (723,904) $ (997,365) $ (3,114,205) $ (4,414,642)
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding-Basic 16,522,827 14,618,019 15,593,318 14,270,627
Options and warrants [2]
Stock Payable [3] 539,600 120,000 539,600 120,000
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding-Diluted 17,062,427 14,738,019 16,132,918 7,496,571
Net income (loss) per share Basic $ (0.04) $ (0.07) $ (0.20) $ (0.31)
Net income (loss) per share Diluted $ (0.04) $ (0.07) $ (0.19) $ (0.31)
[1] Restricted share awards that contain non-forfeitable rights to dividends are participating securities and, therefore, are included in computing earnings using the two-class method. Participating securities, however, do not participate in undistributed net losses.
[2] For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, "out of the money" stock options representing 2,050,000 and 2,050,000 shares and warrants representing 2,783,515 and 2,783,515 shares were antidilutive and, therefore, excluded from the diluted share calculation. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, "out of the money" stock options representing 2,050,000 and 2,050,000 shares and warrants representing 2,366,015 and 2,366,015 shares were antidilutive and, therefore, excluded from the diluted share calculation.
[3] For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, stock payable representing 539,600 and 539,600 shares were anti-dilutive. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, stock payable representing 120,000 and 120,000 shares were anti-dilutive.