Only thinking of doing this because companies are lowballing offers on leases and then force-pooling mineral owners who don't like their terms, sometimes so quickly that they apply to pool 25+ sections in the SAME township at ONCE (same hearing date). Why would they do that unless they plan to "flip" the leases to other companies? Is applying to force-pool 25 sections at once (in the same township) "normal" now?
Figured maybe if I leased to myself (or threatened to) that would give me some leverage against these lowball offers and drive-by poolings. So what are the possible outcomes after leasing to myself? Could they just force-pool my lease instead of my mineral rights? Why would I want to (or not want to) lease to myself? Is it a good option assuming I don't have plans to participate in any wells that are drilled and don't really need any bonus money?