Weatherford International plc (Weatherford), formerly Weatherford International Ltd., is a provider of equipment and services used in the drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention of oil and natural gas wells. It's product offerings are divided into two product service line groups: Formation Evaluation and Well Construction, and Completion and production, which together comprise a total of 15 service lines. The Company operates four segments: North America; MENA/Asia Pacific; Europe/SSA/Russia, and Latin America. It provides solutions, technology applications, and services for formation evaluation, well construction, completion, and artificial lift. In June 2014, Weatherford International Ltd (Weatherford Switzerland) announced the merger of Weatherford Switzerland with and into Weatherford International plc, new public holding company and parent of Weatherford group of companies incorporated under Irish law.