Detailed comparison between borehole data and seismic data has taught that, in general, conventional seismic inverse filtering is not effective enough to produce desirable deconvolution results, i.e., seismic sections with broad-band zero-phase wavelets.Application of conventional seismic inverse filters has the advantage that very little information is needed from the user. However, as is shown in this paper, the phase spectra of these filters may be seriously in error, even if the seismic wavelet has the minimum-phase property.In wavelet deconvolution the phase spectrum of the filter is correct, provided a good estimate of the seismic wavelet is available. In this paper, wavelet deconvolution is compared with Wiener filtering. The main conclusions are illustrated by examples.

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