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Antero Midstream Partners LP (Details)

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Antero Midstream Partners LP (Details)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Feb. 06, 2016
USD ($)
shares
Sep. 23, 2015
USD ($)
bbl
Mar. 31, 2017
USD ($)
shares
Mar. 31, 2016
USD ($)
Dec. 31, 2016
May 26, 2016
Antero Midstream Partners LP            
Investment in unconsolidated affiliate     $ 159,889      
Consideration:            
Amount borrowed on bank credit facility     $ 70,000 $ 33,000    
Equity Transactions            
Proceeds from sale of common units in Antero Midstream Partners LP by Antero Resources Corporation       $ 178,000    
Units sold under At the Market program (in units) | shares     0      
Antero Midstream Partners LP            
Antero Midstream Partners LP            
Ownership percentage           15.00%
Number of additional shares of common stock issued (in shares) | shares 6,900,000          
Issuance of common stock $ 223,000          
Antero Resources ownership in Antero Midstream     58.60%   60.90%  
Antero Midstream Partners LP | Contingent Consideration Period One            
Consideration:            
Contingent consideration   $ 125,000        
Threshold number of barrels of water to trigger contingent consideration payment | bbl   176,295,000        
Antero Midstream Partners LP | Contingent Consideration Period Two            
Consideration:            
Contingent consideration   $ 125,000        
Threshold number of barrels of water to trigger contingent consideration payment | bbl   219,200,000        
Antero Midstream Partners LP | At the Market Program            
Equity Transactions            
Remaining capacity under equity distribution agreement     $ 183,800      
Antero Midstream Partners LP | Maximum | At the Market Program            
Equity Transactions            
Aggregate dollar amount of common units available for issuance and sale under equity distribution agreement     $ 250,000      
Appalachia joint venture            
Antero Midstream Partners LP            
Ownership percentage 50.00%          
Appalachia joint venture | Antero Midstream Partners LP            
Antero Midstream Partners LP            
Percentage of interest held by joint venture in third party fractionator in Ohio 33.33%          
Appalachia joint venture | MarkWest | Antero Midstream Partners LP            
Antero Midstream Partners LP            
Ownership percentage 50.00%