Document and Entity Information
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Cover page.  
Document Type 10-Q
Document Quarterly Report true
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019
Document Transition Report false
Entity File Number 001-34778
Entity Registrant Name QEP RESOURCES, INC.
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE
Entity Central Index Key 0001108827
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2
Amendment Flag false
Entity Tax Identification Number 87-0287750
Entity Address, Address Line One 1050 17th Street, Suite 800
Entity Address, City or Town Denver
Entity Address, State or Province CO
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 80265
City Area Code 303
Local Phone Number 672-6900
Title of 12(b) Security Common stock, $0.01 par value
Trading Symbol QEP
Security Exchange Name NYSE
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 Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 237,912,768