CAIRO - Egypt awarded on Tuesday four blocks in an oil and gas exploration bid round for concessions in the Mediterranean and Nile Delta to Italy's Eni, BP , QatarEnergy, and Russia's Zarubezhneft, the petroleum ministry said.

Eni would take two blocks by itself and a third in a coalition with BP and QatarEnergy, while Zarubezhneft was also awarded a block.

(Reporting by Sarah El Safty; Writing by Nayera Abdallahl Editing by Nadine Awadalla)