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Weatherford International (WFRD)

Filed: 14 Feb 22, 9:37am

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
SCHEDULE 13G
 
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No.  )*
 

Weatherford International plc

(Name of Issuer)
 

Ordinary Shares, par value $0.001 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)
 

G48833118

(CUSIP Number)
 

December 31, 2021

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of This Statement)
 
 
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
 
¨Rule 13d-1(b)
¨Rule 13d-1(c)
xRule 13d-1(d)
 
(Page 1 of 6 Pages)

 

______________________________

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

CUSIP No. G4883311813GPage 2 of 6 Pages

 

1

NAME OF REPORTING PERSON

Oak Hill Advisors, L.P.

2CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP

(a) ¨

(b) ¨

3SEC USE ONLY
4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Delaware

NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY
EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH:
5

SOLE VOTING POWER

5,750,407 Ordinary Shares

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

0

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

5,750,407 Ordinary Shares

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

0

9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

5,750,407 Ordinary Shares

10CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES¨
11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

8.20%

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON

PN, IA

     

 

CUSIP No. G4883311813GPage 3 of 6 Pages

 

 

Item 1(a).NAME OF ISSUER
  
 Weatherford International plc (the "Company")

 

Item 1(b).ADDRESS OF ISSUER'S PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICES
  
 2000 St. James Place, Houston, Texas 77056

 

Item 2(a).NAME OF PERSON FILING:
  
 This Schedule 13G is being filed on behalf of Oak Hill Advisors, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership ("OHA" or, the "Reporting Person"), as investment adviser to certain funds and client accounts (directly or through an affiliate) (together, the "Oak Hill Funds"), with respect to the Ordinary Shares directly held by the Oak Hill Funds.  
  
 OHA is a subsidiary business of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. (“TRP”).  OHA’s beneficial ownership does not include any shares that may be beneficially owned by TRP .
  
 Glenn R. August, a United States citizen, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OHA.
  
 Any disclosures herein with respect to persons other than the Reporting Person are made on information and belief after making inquiry to the appropriate party.  The filing of this statement should not be construed in and of itself as an admission by the Reporting Person as to beneficial ownership of the securities reported herein.

 

Item 2(b).ADDRESS OF PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE OR, IF NONE, RESIDENCE:
  
 The address of the business office of the Reporting Person is One Vanderbilt Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, New York 10017.  

 

Item 2(c).CITIZENSHIP:
  
 OHA is a Delaware limited partnership.  

 

Item 2(d).TITLE OF CLASS OF SECURITIES
  
 Ordinary Shares, par value par value $0.001 per share (the "Ordinary Shares")

 

Item 2(e).CUSIP NUMBER
  
 G48833118

 

 

CUSIP No. G4883311813GPage 4 of 6 Pages

 

 

Item 3.IF THIS STATEMENT IS FILED PURSUANT TO Rules 13d-1(b), OR 13d-2(b) OR (c), CHECK WHETHER THE PERSON FILING IS A:

 

 (a)¨Broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Act;
 (b)¨Bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) of the Act;
 (c)¨Insurance company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Act;
 (d)¨Investment company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940;
 (e)¨An investment adviser in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);
 (f)¨

An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);

 

 (g)¨

A parent holding company or control person in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);

 

 (h)¨

A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act;

 

 (i)¨

A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act;

 

 (j)¨A non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J);
 (k)¨Group, in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K).

 

 

If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please

specify the type of institution: ________________________________

 

Item 4.OWNERSHIP
  
 The information required by Items 4(a) - (c) is set forth in Rows 5 - 11 of the cover page and is incorporated herein by reference.
  
 The percentage set forth in Row 11 of the cover page for the Reporting Person is calculated based upon 70,161,685 Ordinary Shares outstanding as of October 20, 2021, as reported in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021 filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 2, 2021.

 

Item 5.OWNERSHIP OF FIVE PERCENT OR LESS OF A CLASS
  
 Not applicable.

 

 

CUSIP No. G4883311813GPage 5 of 6 Pages

 

 

Item 6.OWNERSHIP OF MORE THAN FIVE PERCENT ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PERSON
  
 See Item 2. The Oak Hill Funds have the right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, the Ordinary Shares reported herein.

 

Item 7.IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF THE SUBSIDIARY WHICH ACQUIRED THE SECURITY BEING REPORTED ON BY THE PARENT HOLDING COMPANY OR CONTROL PERSON
  
 Not applicable.

 

Item 8.IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERS OF THE GROUP
  
 Not applicable.

 

Item 9.NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF GROUP
  
 Not applicable.

 

Item 10.CERTIFICATION
  
 Not applicable.

 

 

CUSIP No. G4883311813GPage 6 of 6 Pages

 

SIGNATURES

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of his or its knowledge and belief, the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

DATE: February 14, 2022

 

oak hill advisors, l.p. 
  
By:/s/ Glenn R. August 
Name:Glenn R. August 
Title:Authorized Signatory