Oilfield Glossary
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1. n. [Geophysics]
A bundle of electrical wires that connects geophones, or the entire carrier system for marine hydrophones, which includes the hydrophones, the electrical wires, the stress member, spacers, the outer skin of the cable, and the streamer filler, which is typically kerosene or a buoyant plastic. The cable relays data to the seismic recording truck or seismic vessel.

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2. n. [Formation Evaluation]
The cable on which wireline logging tools are lowered into the well and through which signals from the measurements are passed. The cable consists of a central section with conductors surrounded by a metal, load-bearing armor.