Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Mar. 15, 2019
Jun. 30, 2018
Document and Entity Information      
Entity Registrant Name TORCHLIGHT ENERGY RESOURCES INC    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2018    
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Central Index Key 0001431959    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Public Float     $ 73,042,665
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   71,695,865  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Small Business true    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY