Document and Entity Information - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Aug. 03, 2018
Dec. 31, 2017
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-Q    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2018    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018    
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2    
Entity Registrant Name Viper Energy Partners LP    
Entity Central Index Key 0001602065    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Entity Common Units, Units Outstanding   51,550,777  
Class B Units Outstanding 72,418,500 72,418,500 0
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes