Thelmarule, these LLc pop up like weeds. I was investigating a lessee that used 3 different LLc as holding companies. If they are making a good offer you can deal with them, but take precautions. Deal with them in writing. Unless you are recording you have no record of what was said in phone negotiations. Get competent help to look over and modify, delete and add to the lease for your protection. Lastly, make sure you are paid. Get a check and make sure it clears before you hand over an executed lease. LLc stands for limited liability corporation, and that means exactly what it says. You can sue them but it probably isn't worth it because all you may find is a stack of unpaid bills. MJ Oil may even be a legal fiction set up by the operator trying so hard to scare you into signing a lease. I do believe that I have seen the name in one of my searches through the recorders network, but I won't swear to it. If they made you a better offer and you were inclined to take it, I don't see a reason why you shouldn't, provided you take precautions to protect yourself and be sure to get paid. You could solicit a competitive offer from those that were pressuring you to sign a lease before. They may rethink what they are willing to pay for your lease if they know they can lose your acres to someone else. Thelmarule, neither one of the companies that I know of making you offers would inspire me with confidence, but that is the way of oil business these days. Protect yourself no matter who you are dealing with. I think you would have yet more offers if you could get the word out that your lease would be open. You could list your minerals on the home page of this site if you look at the bottom. There is a Topix forum that I sometimes frequent and I know that landmen watch there, especially one named Garret who works for Sundance. I believe that Wes Luke recommended a Tim Greenheck (not quite sure of the spelling) who works for Copperhead. I know it isn't enjoyable generating offers but maybe if you thought of it as working for hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars per hour to get as many offers as you can, which it could be, it might make it more exciting. I'd start by listing my minerals on the home page of this site at the bottom.