CTDUT is a technology center specialized in pipelines and terminals. Its activities started in 2006 in a partnership between Petrobras, Transpetro and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ), as a shared laboratory for the use of the pipeline community.
It is a non-profit private association open for use by any company or institution.
CTDUT was funded by the Oil & Gas Department Fund (CTPetro), associated to Science and Technology Ministry, trough FINEP (Financier of Studies and Projects) and ANP (National Agency of Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels). The Center has, among its associates, companies, universities, educational & research institutions and representative organizations of the industry.