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Deterministic seismic wavelet (or source signature) estimation is a mature subject, and is commonly accomplished by deconvolution using surface seismic amplitude data and borehole wireline log data. The seismic wavelet is important to reservoir geophysics/quantitative interpretation for use in inversion, synthetic seismograms, wavelet processing, etc. Hence, the quality of the wavelet estimate is of interest. Many factors affect wavelet uncertainty, including both seismic and well-log data quality, the latter which in turn affects the reflection coefficients estimate.