Mineral interests have become a hot topic in North Dakota in recent years. In this edition of ‘Well Grounded,’ Joel Brown is our guest. Brown is the mineral services manager for First International Bank & Trust in Watford City, North Dakota. Throughout his career, Brown has had the opportunity to drill wells, operate oil fields, and build pipelines, but his primary area of expertise is in the valuation of oil and gas interests. In 2018, Joel leveraged his oil industry knowledge to cofound MineralTracker, North Dakota’s first mineral management software platform. MineralTracker was purchased by First International Bank and Trust in 2020.