Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

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Cover Page - USD ($)
$ in Billions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Feb. 21, 2020
Jun. 30, 2019
Cover page.      
Document Type 10-K    
Document Annual Report true    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2019    
Document Transition Report false    
Entity File Number 001-14039    
Entity Registrant Name Callon Petroleum Co    
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE    
Entity Tax Identification Number 64-0844345    
Entity Address, Address Line One One Briarlake Plaza    
Entity Address, Address Line Two 2000 W. Sam Houston Parkway S., Suite 2000    
Entity Address, City or Town Houston,    
Entity Address, State or Province TX    
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 77042    
City Area Code 281    
Local Phone Number 589-5200    
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $0.01 par value    
Trading Symbol CPE    
Security Exchange Name NYSE    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Small Business false    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Public Float     $ 1.5
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   396,684,449  
Documents Incorporated by Reference
Portions of the definitive Proxy Statement of Callon Petroleum Company (to be filed no later than 120 days after December 31, 2019) relating to the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on May 14, 2020, which are incorporated into Part III of this Form 10-K.
Entity Central Index Key 0000928022    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Amendment Flag false